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Orioles hire former Astros exec Mike Elias as new general manager

The Orioles have found Dan Duquette's successor

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A new day: Mike Elias hire made official by the Orioles

The Orioles made the expected announcement today, that Mike Elias will head up their baseball operations and they made it clear that his leadership and vision will lead this team through the rebuilding process. He is the top decision maker. Elias' title is Executive Vice President and General Manager. A ... Read More

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Mark Brown

It’s official: Orioles name Mike Elias as Executive Vice President and GM

Nothing weird happened after all. The Orioles have hired the new GM they wanted to hire: Mike Elias, the talented Astros assistant, whose job is now to build up this franchise again.

On Friday afternoon, the Orioles finally made official what had been reported since late Tuesday night. They’ve found their next head of baseball operations, announcing the hire of Mike Elias, most recently an Astros assistant GM, to be the next Executive Vice President and General Manager.

The team will...

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Orioles name Elias new general manager

The Orioles, amid a rebuild, have spent their time studying organizations that have built sustainability, used advanced analytics and grown a contender from within. It's to little surprise, then, that the Orioles landed on Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias as their choice to head the front office.

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Elias hired as executive vice president and general manager

The wait is over. To fill the top vacancy in the Orioles' front office and to reveal his identity and title. The Orioles have hired former Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias as their executive vice president of baseball operations and general manager, with the announcement made this afternoon. He ... Read More

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Orioles name Elias executive VP and General Manager

The Mike Elias era has begun. Elias was named as the Orioles Executive Vice President and General Manager on Friday, and will be introduced at a Monday press conference at Oriole Park. Elias will be introduced at that 11 a.m. press conference by Orioles Executive Vice President John Angelos and ownership representative Louis Angelos. In a statement, the Orioles said: “Elias will oversee all baseball operations for the club and have full autonomy to build his staff and make decisions on all...

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Ben Hansford

Five reasons to like Mike Elias as the Orioles’ new GM

It will be years before we know if Elias was a good hire. But there is a lot to like about it right now.

Orioles fans haven’t received much good news lately. The Birds just completed the worst season in franchise history. Their popular manager was let go. The Winter Meetings start in three weeks and they don’t officially have a front office. Players we spent years rooting for are gone. (Anybody else’s bobblehead collection ruined?) There has been little joy in Birdland.

But the...

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Paul Folkemer

Friday Bird Droppings: Where everybody loves Mike Elias

Ex-Oriole Rich Dauer is one of many people praising the Birds’ presumptive new GM. Meanwhile, Dauer and his fellow 1983 Orioles are wondering when the O’s will win another championship already.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

It’s now been two full days since reports first broke of the Orioles hiring Mike Elias as their new GM, and still the O’s haven’t made the news official.

It’s probably fine. There are contracts to be signed, paperwork to be filled out, and other various...

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Harrison Jozwiak

Orioles should look into trading Chris Davis’ bad contract for another

With four years and $92 million left on first baseman Chris Davis’ contract, the Orioles should try shopping him for another player requiring a change of scenery.

With the recent report of the Orioles’ new front office hire, it is a time of excitement as an Orioles fan. Mike Elias is a young executive coming from a highly successful franchise to reportedly run the show here in Baltimore. And he’s got his work cut out for him.

One of the biggest questions he will face once he starts the...

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Obstacles facing Elias with Orioles are formidable

The obstacles facing Mike Elias, the soon-to-be named head of the Orioles baseball operations department are enormous. The opportunity is just as great. Elias’ reported hiring after a six-week search has drawn positive comments from fans who don’t know much about the 35-year-old but like that he’s both experienced in analytics and was responsible for drafts that procured some of the major leagues best players for the Houston Astros. Next June, Elias will have the chance to pick the...

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Mark Brown

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles might make it official today

The Orioles have settled on their pick for a new GM and unless things get weird they will make that official soon, perhaps even today. Also, it’s Dylan Bunday’s birthday.

Hello, friends.

There are now 133 days remaining until the next Orioles game. This could prove to be quite a momentous day for the future of the franchise if they make official their rumored choice of Astros assistant general manager Mike Elias to take over the reins of baseball operations.

That a new vision was needed...

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Orioles set to hire former Astros exec. Mike Elias as new general manager, reports say

The Orioles have reportedly found Dan Duquette's successor

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Report: Orioles to name Astros executive Mike Elias as new GM

The Orioles have found their new GM in Mike Elias of the Astros. That leaves the Astros without yet another key figure in their recent success.

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Elias, from Astros, looks like Orioles' GM pick

The Orioles, amid a rebuild, have spent their time studying organizations that have built sustainability, used advanced analytics and grown a contender from within. It's to little surprise, then, that the Orioles landed on Mike Elias, Astros assistant general manager, as their choice to head the front office.

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Alex Church

Orioles GM search, like a rebuild, requires patience

The Orioles have taken longer than some may have expected to name a GM/President of Baseball Operations. Still, the only thing that matters is making the right choice.

UPDATE: Bob Nightengale has reported, “barring a sudden change of heart” that Mike Elias will be named the new general manager of the Orioles. Elias currently serves as the assistant GM for the Houston Astros.

If the Orioles take too long to name a manager, I’ll be sure to write a post urging everyone to be patient....

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Mark Brown

The Orioles have found their new front office boss: Astros assistant Mike Elias

After a month of searching, the Orioles have found their guy. They’ve settled on Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to come in and try to build a winner in Baltimore again.

After more than a month of searching, the Orioles finally found their man to take over the reins of the organization and hopefully lead them to a better place. Late Tuesday night, USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported that the O’s GM job, or whatever it ends up being called, would go to Astros assistant Mike Elias,...

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More on Elias' expected hiring by Orioles

The title handed to the head of the Orioles' baseball operations department likely will be tailored to fit Mike Elias. No one associated with the Orioles has confirmed a late-night tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale that the club will hire Elias and finally conclude its extensive and methodical search ... Read More

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Orioles’ search could be nearing an end

Six weeks after the Orioles dismissed Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette, reports indicate that the team could be naming Houston Astros assistant General Manager Mike Elias as his successor. Elias, who succeeded David Stearns as Astros GM Jeff Luhnow’s chief assistant three years ago when Stearns went to Milwaukee as the Brewers GM, has emerged as the favorite, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand tweeted that Sig Mejdal, a former...

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Tyler Young

Wednesday’s Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have picked a new GM

The O’s are going to try and replicate the Astros success, the MASN war may be ending, and you can fly right to Sarasota now!

Good morning, Birdland!

Nothing is official. and you shouldn’t believe any rumors until you see an introductory press conference. BUT the talk is that the Orioles are going to name Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias as the team’s new general manager sometime soon. Also, Sig Mejdal, a former member of the Astros front office, is expected to be a part of...

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Bleier: "I should be fully ready to go for games" (Elias note)

On the same afternoon that the Orioles activated Richard Bleier from the 60-day disabled list, the reliever was picking up a baseball at Cressey Sports Performance in Jupiter, Fla. and making his first throw since undergoing surgery to repair a Grade 3 tear in his left latissimus dorsi muscle. Bleier ... Read More

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