One of the most important things while building a winning franchise is stability.
Once the team in question takes such an important all-around leap like the Baltimore Orioles took in 2022, it’s important to keep deploying what’s evidently working.
That’s why the O’s are keeping things relatively stable when it comes to their coaching staff for the 2023 campaign.
There is just one change.
“Only change is the addition of Cody Asche as their offensive strategy coach,” The Athletic’s Dan Connolly tweeted while re-tweeting the Orioles staff.
Only change is the addition of Cody Asche as their offensive strategy coach. https://t.co/Hxxat3OmiA
— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) November 8, 2022
You can tell that the Orioles are finally keeping up with modern times by looking at some of those positions, like Asche’s for example.
The Orioles Are Keeping Up With Modern Times
We bet that not a lot of old-school teams have an offensive strategy coach on top their hitting coach.
Mike Elias’ work is starting to become evident: he came to the organization in November of 2018 after spending six full years with the Houston Astros, helping put together their own dynasty.
Elias brought Sig Mejdal to the Orioles with him when he was hired, and finally Baltimore started to compete with other teams in analytics.
They believe in the value of hard work, loyalty, and stability, so the Orioles have decided to bring their coaching staff back for 2023 almost intact, with no subtractions and only one addition.
That means Brandon Hyde will remain the manager, as was widely expected after leading the team to its first winning record since 2016.
Now, let’s see what kind of offseason the Orioles have player-wise.