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Orioles hire Mike Elias as Executive Vice President and GM

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This makes me feel like things are changing for the better. Young, bright mind out of a great analytical organization.

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2 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

What does "barring a sudden change of heart" mean? Dexter Fowler all over again...

Wouldn't worry too much on that. Probably just means he hasnt officially signed yet but that's the plan.

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Just now, Palmoripken said:

Awesome! He was my first choice because he’s been in a franchise that was in poor shape but has become a success. 

Yep, saw it and was a part of it from the get go.

Seriously a fantastic hire. Was going to go into deep depression if Colletti was the guy, unless he had someone with him like Elias.

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3 minutes ago, ISU94 said:

Yep, saw it and was a part of it from the get go.

Seriously a fantastic hire. Was going to go into deep depression if Colletti was the guy, unless he had someone with him like Elias.

I’m not too surprised tbh. John and Louis seem to be different than their father Peter in how they approach baseball. Now I’m curious about who he hires as a manager and other stuff. I’m pretty excited about this. This may take time but I think Elias could start a strong foundation that will should we become contenders in his tenure not digress to where we are now and I agree about Coletti. Way too old school a hire.

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1 minute ago, Palmoripken said:

I’m not too surprised tbh. John and Louis seem to be different than their father Peter in how they approach baseball. Now I’m curious about who he hires as a manager and other stuff. I’m pretty excited about this. This may take time but I think Elias could start a strong foundation that will should we become contenders in his tenure not digress to where we are now and I agree about Coletti. Way too old school a hire.

Yeah, this place has been in shambles because we haven't gotten a lot of leaks and it's taken a bit, but with this hire it makes that all WELL worth it. 

Also, with a hire like Elias, this clearly shows a massive shift in the way this organization will be run and he was likely assured a blank canvas to do what he wants with the organization. There's no way an assistant GM for one of the best run analytical baseball clubs would take a job like our's without assurances that there wouldn't be meddling/someone over his shoulder.

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Just now, accinfo said:

Ok, is there going to be two hires?  Or just Elias as the GM?

 

Just now, Chavez Ravine said:

So no President of Baseball Ops?

Sure sounds like Elias is the head man running the show. Wouldn't be surprised if we saw one of those guys from the MLB come in with some sort of role pending on what Elias thinks though.

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