Mychal Givens isn't getting a bunch of saves because he's not playing the traditional closer role, but he's the guy that manager Brandon Hyde brings on in "high-leverage" situations and he has delivered.
Former Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was always a fascinating case of new-school player-evaluation methods disagreeing with the well-worn traits that baseball has valued for generations. His free agency showed how stark that was, both locally and nationally.
The Houston Astros rebuild that Mike Elias was a part of worked partly because of the continuity in personnel their general manager, Jeff Luhnow, brought from the Cardinals. Who from Houston could help replicate that for Elias in Baltimore?
Orioles minor league pitcher Alex Katz was in West Virginia with Low-A Delmarva Sunday, but his side-project with friend Anthony De Lucia, KD Custom Kicks, had a major presence at the MLB All-Star Futures Game in Washington.