Mike Elias is expected to be named the Orioles’ new head of baseball operations. The announcement could come Friday.
Elias, who has been the assistant general manager of the Houston Astros, has experience in analytics, scouting and player development — acknowledged weaknesses for the Orioles.
The Orioles conducted a six-week search to find a successor to Dan Duquette, and chose Elias, who at 35 will be one of the youngest top baseball execs in the game.
He’ll have to choose a manager, hire a staff and evaluate players before the Winter Meetings begin in Las Vegas on Dec. 9.
Since we haven’t heard from him, we don’t know what his priorities are, so this is your chance to express yours.
This Week’s Diner Question: What should Mike Elias’ top priorities be?