Baltimore Orioles introduce Brandon Hyde as new manager

The Baltimore Orioles formally introduced Brandon Hyde as their new manager yesterday afternoon. Hyde was hired by new GM Mike Elias, and is the 20th manager in franchise history. Hyde on the hire:

Being named manager of the Orioles is a dream come true, and I’m incredibly humbled to be here today. When [Elias, Sig Mejdal and I] met, it was immediately clear to me that we share the same vision and passion toward building a winning culture, an elite organization and a championship ballclub.

Quote courtesy of Matt Kelly, mlb.com

Let me say this; Hyde came across as a stand-up guy. He also came across as incredibly straight-forward, which perhaps is what the franchise needs as things progress. Either way, Hyde’s the man to lead the charge.

It’ll be awhile before fans and writers such as myself get a feel for Hyde and what he’s about. With Showalter we seemingly knew what to expect from the beginning. But this will take some time, perhaps even after spring training has completed.

It’ll be awhile before fans and writers such as myself get a feel for Hyde and what he’s about. With Showalter we seemingly knew what to expect from the beginning. But this will take some time, perhaps even after spring training has completed.

One way or the other, Hyde seems to understand the job he’s going to be taxed with doing. He said that his first order of business will be to assemble a coaching staff, and then to learn the roster a bit. So yes, he’s as green as green can be. And that might well be precisely what the Orioles want.

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