DEC. 14: The O’s have announced the hiring.
DEC. 11: 7:25pm: Elias has shot down reports that the Orioles have even offered anyone the job, let alone hired a new manager, per Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.
7:06pm: Hyde will indeed get the job, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
6:59pm: The Orioles “are closing in on” naming Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde their manager, Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweets.
It didn’t take long for Hyde to emerge as the choice for the job in Baltimore, whose search for Buck Showalter’s successor only began in earnest a couple weeks ago. Rookie general manager Mike Elias, whom the Orioles hired less than a month ago, reportedly considered six candidates for the managerial role. Along with Hyde, Rockies bench coach Mike Redmond, Nationals bench coach Chip Hale, Royals catching/quality control coach Pedro Grifol, Diamondbacks director of player development Mike Bell and ex-Indians and Nats manager Manny Acta were in the running for the position.
Earlier this offseason, the 45-year-old Hyde garnered interest from the Blue Jays, Twins and Angels when they were seeking managers. He comes with plenty of coaching experience, having worked as a minor league manager with the Marlins from 2005-09 before serving as their bench coach from 2010-12. Hyde had been on the Cubs’ coaching staff since 2013, twice functioning as their bench coach (under both Rick Renteria and Joe Maddon) and once as their first base coach. His departure means the Cubs will have to find a new bench coach for the second straight offseason. Hyde only landed the role last year because Dave Martinez left to become the Nationals’ manager.
A former minor league catcher and first baseman in the White Sox organization, Hyde’s entering an unenviable situation in Baltimore. The Orioles finished with the majors’ worst record in 2018 and are now in the early stages of a full rebuild. The franchise’s hope is that he and Elias will be up to the task of putting together its next contender, but given that they’re both neophytes, it’s likely the duo will be afforded plenty of patience.
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This man being thrown into the fire. Good luck
Here come the trolls. Sorry Xabial
I really appreciate that acarneglia. These manager hire threads generally don’t get a lot of posts, so hopefully they back off, or MLBTR enforces policy. I like the O’s, I think their fans are some of the best due to questionable ownership decisions, toughest division and think there’s going to be a light at the end of this tunnel.
Haters gonna hate. Just gotta ignore it
X, Go post on a yankee message board, everyone is tired of your constant yankee day dream talk, that is all.
But No one brought up Yankees in this thread.
Just trying talk baseball. I knew I would get attacked for no reason and it was worth it. Good luck O’s fans! You don’t need my pity, but always have a soft spot with me. Some of the best fans in MLB, truly think this marks a new chapter wiith new GM and No.1 overall pick
No, you are talking Yankees, there are 31 other teams in this league and believe it or not, they have fans too
Hey Connor Byrne and MLBTR, really need to address this
*clicks on every article and comments with monotonous regularity*
“Why am I getting attacked? I don’t deserve this!”
Either you think this is football we’re talking about or you know nothing about baseball.
29 other teams dude
I’m just a positive person. I think kid owners will be different from the father. They showed it trying to court Victor Victor, Gaston even though they failed to sign both. Just showing initiative to sign INT by O’s is W in my book.
Yes, please. I’m not picking any sides here, I just want more baseball talk in the comments and less pointless trolling.
Roger there’s only 29 other teams my dude
Lol Doh ! Damn football season playing tricks on me
Of course, and he listens to all types of music, besides country of course
My mistake, thanks for keeping me honest
You’re THE biggest douche here, Harry.
Rest In Peace Harry. Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened
Whatever you say Harry err.. Barry
I always wonder if xabial is wasting his time trolling every post with nonsensical ideas or if he is preventing himself from causing more damage in the world by commenting rather than doing something worse.
This is the weirdest, most meta thread. Lots of “here come the trolls” but no trolls.
Still don’t understand why they waited this long to ban. Could’ve been a perfectly good Orioles conversation on their new direction. This thread should’ve been the final straw or long time ago. If other people see it’s ok to treat target like this, they copy.
And why keep imposter troll “Xabial”? guy made the account to troll me, not contribute:
Because you keep commenting and won’t stop. Kissing O’s fans behind isn’t going to change the annoying gnat you are. Seriously 3 days later and still commenting? You’re worst that’ll westcoastryan. Go Yankees.
Worse* Go Yankees
Worse than* Go Yankees
Maybe the Yankees will sneak in and hire him.
I hear that Xbial is doing some scouting for them
How does he get to edit his comments after the 5 minute mark?
He can ? Must know the mods of the board, that would be the only way
If I knew the mods y’all would’ve been banned
Banned for what ? Calling you out for being a beta male ? That’s not grounds for banning buttercup
My feelings! REPORTED
I’m calling Gloria Allred !!
You used kids with life-threatening illnesses in attempt to make fun of some commenter on a baseball site. I’d say that’s grounds for banning.
You can just be poor and still be part of make a wish . Ban me ! ! Lol
Btw your name is wayyycist and you should be banned. Care to explain to the kiddies here what your name really means and where it’s from ?
dimitrios in la
Gosh, this whole thread sounds so useless. And it leads off a discussion about who my O’s are hiring as manager. Not cool.
I was golfing with a few buddies from work today and I suggested that JJ Hardy is still a top 5 shortstop. I got ridiculed. I this that far fetched of an idea? I still think I am right.
Didi/Torres, Correa, Lindor, Bellinger, Machado, Andrus, Segura and more
@acarneglia – Cody Bellinger? He’s never played an inning of SS in his life.
Meant Corey Seager. Was just reading about Bellinger earlier. My bad
He would still be better if he had.
I think you are thinking of Bellinger’s teammate Corey Seager. You can also add Trea Turner, Simba (borderline hall of Fame candidate for defense alone) Bogaerts, Semien, De Jong, Swanson and Story as being better. Heck Baez, Cozart, and Lowrie are all capable to plus defensive SS, play other positions and are better than Hardy. He was pretty bad in 2017 and a little above average in 2016. He hasn’t been top 5 since his contract year. However, since no MLB team signed him last year my guess is that the op would be the only one that sees him as a starting SS. I am pretty sure he is just trolling here and if that is the case, I have to say well done sir. He got me to write a useless response that made me actually think a bit.
Still a top 5 shortstop? For the 2019 season? In major league baseball? Pretty far fetched.
First of all this has nothing to do with the rumor of the O’s hiring a new manager.
Second of all LMAO.
Third of all this has nothing to do with the rumor of the O’s hiring a new manager.
It is ridiculous how he has yet to get a job. I couldn’t think of one team who couldn’t use him!
Hard core oriole fan and watched jj hardy a lot. I don’t think he was ever a top-five shortstop in his prime
dimitrios in la
Not sure being a top 5 is what he needed to prove. Ever. But what I can say, from watching him year after year on some really good O’s teams, is that he was an integral part of those teams.
Hardly. Top 30, maybe
In NPB, maybe.
Sorry, but it’s a pretty big leap to put Hardy in the top 5… or even top 30. First off, he didn’t even play in 2018 — so his career is probably over. In 2017, his anemic bat cratered, while his defensive metrics collapsed as well. Not only is he not even a starter at SS even more, he’s not even worthy of a roster spot. He was a real good glove and had those two power years during the O’s run a few years ago, but sorry, your friends were correct to ridicule you!
He would be a top 5 SS for the orioles if he was still there but that’s about it.
dimitrios in la
And the O’s have had some great shortstops in their history.
He meant top 5 on their current roster. Not all time.
It is far fetched, considering the facts. A. He is awful. B. Story, Lindor, Gregorius, Seager, Segura, Correa, Machado, etc. C. Does he even have a job right now?
How did I forget Story!
If you think you golf buddies were harsh, wait until the internet gets done with this idea…
Trea Turner says hi.
Good for him. It seems like he has been interviewed for manager lots of times before finally getting it.
i hate my father
Sucks, he had to deal penciling Chris Davis in the lineup every game.
Hyde in the dugout. I’m sure the rest of the ALE is shaking in their cleats.
Never heard of him.
I’ll go back and read the article. :0)
Just don’t fire him because they don’t win with this roster.
‘Major League 4’
No one will ever be Buck, but
THE very best to you. I guess we’ll see you in about 3 months
dimitrios in la
He could be better than Buck, in the context of this new age.
Good for him. He was well liked by the Cubs players. I guarantee he’ll improve the O’s by 35 games.
It’s a proven fact that a good manager can influence at least 35 games in the standings each year. Just look at your own Cubs! If it wasn’t for their “Genius” in the dugout they would have been a 60 win team in 2018. I’d wager Brandon Hyde as bench coach was good for a few of those wins as well!
The Cubs need a manager like Buck or Girardi. I think Maddon is more hype than substance. When Cash took over the Rays they didn’t skip a beat and I doubt Maddon would have done as much as Cash did last year with that roster.
-Gets hit in the back by a baseball “oh god”
I predict he will be fired one day
False alarm on the O’s managerial hire!
dimitrios in la
Seeming that way.
David Ross, your table is ready.
Elias says nobody has even been offered the job yet. Some of these reporters care more about being first than being right (talking about Sherman and Rosenthal, not MLBTR).
I think this was a great move by the Orioles GM. Hyde was one of the best candidates on the market for their situation. I am a big fan of this hiring if it happens
As for Chris Davis, I got nothing.
Not a flattering photo.
Dude looks like a bar room brawler, I wouldn’t short him on any money I owed him that’s for sure .
Hyde, a bar room brawler?? Lol. He looks like he’d be serving people in a soy milk juice bar.
Maybe he already failed the physical.
Another Joe Maddon disciple..back to back manager gigs for Cubs bench coaches
So, at 8:35 PM EST, Hyde’s either been hired or he hasn’t…….the O’s, who in my youth were the organization that everybody wanted to be, have turned into a pip……
I hear the competition was neck and not neck.
OK Theo, If Orioles do choose Brandon Hyde as their next manager, then hire David Ross to replace him as the Cubs next bench coach!
You assume he eants the job
I hope he can pass the physical
We better not be starting up a Dexter Fowler type situation here.
With that said, I love how Elias is quickly rooting out the problems of the old organization. I just hope he truly castrates Brady of power as he deserves to be.
Who will be the sacrificial lamb?
Was truly excited when i found this site. Just getting into baseball seriously and thought this would be an interesting place to learn more. Instead a good portion of the comments seem dramatic and borderline bullying…but on baseball i was a first time manager i don’t think a true rebuild would be a good choice..mess your record up right away and may not get another chance
MLBTR is great. I “found” it in 2015 when I got back into baseball big. However, the quality of the comment section in no way compares to 3+ years ago.
It’s just the natural evolution of messaging/social media as the broader public takes interest. it’s unfortunate, but not a lot that can be done.
Yea Aleyana but Hyde needs to take a managerial job when he can. There are not many of them. Hyde will not have a voice in rebuilding or not. That is up to Elias but its obvious they are in a rebuild. Given the record last year they really have no choice.
Unfortunately the good managerial jobs are rarely offered to first timers, and beggers can’t be choosers
But if he proves himself competent, this opens many more doors for him down the line
Not true last year Boston and New York both hired first time managers
‘rarely’ and ‘never’ are not the same thing. I stand by my statement because both those hires are still outside the norm
Holding out for an opening that may never be offered to you is a great way to end a career before it begins
That’s a portly looking fella.
Any relationship to Dr Jekyll?
How are you going to attract any free agents to your franchise when you are yet to hire a manager? Now they are saying they have hired someone then saying they have not. The Orioles are becoming a joke, still can’t understand if they are rebuilding why they fired Showalter.
The Orioles would be hard pressed to attract any FA even if they had hired one of The Father, The Son or The Holy Spirit of Earl Weaver.
They tried….couldn’t find a virgin in Baltimore…..
Showalter was part of the problem.
And attracting free agents isn’t the goal right now.
No, click bait reporters are daying that
“We haven’t hired anyone. Except the guy we just hired.” Super-effective smoke-screen. Wouldn’t want anyone to know you hired a manager and all…
Not true last year Boston and New York both hired first time managers
And this is why Baltimore is a garbage franchise. “We haven’t even offered anyone the job yet” denials, and literally the next update is them announcing it. Just nonsense.
3 days between those posts. They hadn’t offered him the job 4 days ago.
Coincidentally, the new team physician is Dr. Jekyll. Fans will not know what kind of team to expect out on the diamond from game to game – or, for that matter, from inning to inning.
Best ‘ger ever
Beat comment of the day sir.
The Orioles- regardless of who is at the helm, are a complete $h1t Show
Is there anyone available to help them with something called “Public Relations “???????
New bench coach for the new manager, Hyde is out of NPB.
Great things are to be expected from the tandem of: Hyde and Go Seek.
While Hyde is in a difficult situation, I believe we might be surprised by turnaround. There’s a new philosophy that is becoming the norm: younger, more relatable managers. Cora, Roberts, Kapler.
Cora and Roberts didn’t turn thier teams around, both were already in ‘win now’ mode. And Kapler came in on the tail end of the Phillies rebuild, so it’s not surprising they improved under him.
The Orioles are a dumpster fire…
He will be Good for the O’s, Young team has been his thing good luck Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs will miss him
Great choice. The boys are already doing a much better job of running the team than Peter did the past decade.