It would be hard for the Orioles to be much worse than they were in 2018, but it’s also still going to be a while before they’re competitive again.
Under new general manager Mike Elias and new manager Brandon Hyde, the Orioles are not only more analytically oriented, but they’re a lot looser.
After bottoming out with the worst record in the league and franchise history in 2018, the Orioles are fully invested in a total rebuild behind a new GM and field manager.
Sitting side by side in the auxiliary clubhouse at Camden Yards, Orioles general manager Mike Elias and new manager Brandon Hyde spoke excitedly Monday about working together to mold the struggling franchise into a winner again.
After finishing 47-115 this year, the Orioles essentially will start from scratch under the 35-year-old Elias and a yet-to-be named replacement for manager Buck Showalter, who was fired after 8 and a half seasons.
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