- All signs point to a long process of development and building a new team for Baltimore Brand Hidd, but he starts with the complex process of getting to know and evaluating the 58 boys scheduled to report spring camp. Hyde has not seen Orioles live in action since July 201
- There may be additional additions to the camp in the coming weeks to consider Hyde, according to John Meoli of Baltimore Sun. This winter has unleashed another free agent market, which is developing late, making it especially seldom extraordinary for a bounty hunter such as Orioles. Still, GM Mike Elias follows some short-term additions, especially on picking. They do not expect to add multi-year free agents, but introducing a veteran or two to one-year contracts makes sense for a team that currently has little flying talent. Baltimore also has innovations, but for sure, albeit without much urgency, Elias takes time to assess the options available. This is not a sexy approach, and this is certainly the evidence of the increasingly complex debate about the cost of the teams, but it is good to see that Orioles are taking advantage of the long-term prospect of building their talent base under a new regime.