The lack of player movement that the Baltimore Orioles have had this offseason should have no bearing on the excitement that you should have going into the 2019 season
If you had the opportunity to listen to or watch the Baltimore Orioles press conference introducing Brandon Hyde as the next manager of the franchise, then you probably heard how passionate he is and how much he loves the game. That should automatically get you excited for the upcoming season, no matter how the Orioles perform.
You could tell that Hyde and General Manager Mike Elias were on the same page when it comes to team goals, acquiring the best players and making sure they bring a winner to the City of Baltimore. It seemed like during the Dan Duquette/Buck Showalter era in Baltimore that they were probably butting heads, which makes it difficult to work together.
Having a great relationship with the front office was one of the things that excited Hyde about coming to Baltimore. The good thing is that Hyde is going to choose his coaching staff soon and he’s shown a preference toward player development.
That’s the key here in Baltimore. What they lacked was probably coaches that weren’t very good with player development.
One quote that stood out to me from the press conference was when Hyde was asked about how he envisions himself as a manager, specifically with a lot of young players and not many veterans balancing the roster, and about being a tough guy and a fatherly guy and I thought his response was perfect: “I’m going to be myself”. That’s when I knew that every Baltimore Oriole fan should be excited about Brandon Hyde.
Hyde is going to have the Baltimore Orioles playing hard each and every night and that’s all you can ask for. This is going to work out well for the Orioles; we’re going to start winning sooner than you think.