Earlier this week the Baltimore Orioles continued their “tradition” of poaching front office talent from the Houston Astros. While the O’s haven’t confirmed this, there’s a report out there saying that they hired former Houston Scouting Director Eve Rosenbaum. Rosenbaum worked under current Orioles’ VP of Operations Mike Elias in Houston, and is rumored to be heading into the newly-created position of Director of Baseball Development.
It’s unclear exactly what this position will do, however the team is still in the midst of restructuring it’s front office. Rosenbaum is a graduated of Harvard, but a native of Bethesda, MD. So in a sense this is a homecoming for her.
The only concern here is that you have to wonder if having too many Houston alumni might put the Orioles under the gun in terms of the investigation going on right now regarding stealing signs. Hopefully that’s not the case, however it could be a concern. More as we hear it.