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

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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.

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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.

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Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles won’t be part of awards season

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Monday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles remain rudderless

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Thursday Bird Droppings: Where nobody’s quite sure of the Orioles’ plan

The Orioles are still keeping people guessing about whom they’re hiring for their front office and when. Anytime now, guys.

Cedric Mullins will be the Orioles center fielder in 2019, but there’s no guarantee beyond that

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The sophomore slump hit Trey Mancini hard in 2018

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