Not that it’s been any big mystery, but the Baltimore Orioles have formally hired Mike Elias as their new General Manager. Again, I’m not saying anything that hasn’t been out in the media for the better part of the second half of the week. Just covering my bases as a writer!
Elias of course comes to the Orioles from the Houston Astros’ organization, where he served as the Asst. General Manager. He’s 35 years old, and is a native of the region being from Northern Virginia. He’s been seen as an up-and-comer in the industry for some time. So now’s obviously his chance. He’s going to be the Orioles’ top guy.
The Orioles announced that Elias will have full autonomy to do what he needs to do in order to build a winner. The Orioles also said that he’ll be able to do what he needs to do to make the franchise relevant in the community. And I feel that’s a huge deal. The Orioles have long been imbedded in the Baltimore community and amongst their fans. It appears that isn’t going to change.
A press conference will be held to formally introduce Elias as the new General Manager on Monday at Camden Yards, at 11 AM EST.