As the Orioles embark on the third full season of their organization-wide rebuild, signs of progress are apparent. But many have yet to reach Camden Yards.
Under executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias, Baltimore’s farm system has grown into one almost universally considered among the game’s 10 best. The club’s first extensive dive into the international market and a series of trades have added young talent in areas that were previously bereft. The “elite talent pipeline” Elias promised to build is well under construction.
Yet in Brandon Hyde’s two years as manager, the major league team remains a work in progress.