Love the baseball ops eh? Elias gets no “credit” for his decisions last trade deadline and his brutal allocation of what resources he did have to expend this off-season? I like the baseball ops, in many areas it’s better than it’s been. Don’t know how anyone can “love” it at this point. Elias doesn’t deserve a fee pass here either.
Agreed that the rest is brutal.
Ehh, I probably would have allocated money differently this off-season as well... but that doesn't really change my take on Elias, which continues to be that he's the best thing which has happened to the O's franchise in my time as a fan. Doesn't make him infallible of course. I also don't think he's magical or anything. I just think he operates a systematical, logical plan. Certainly am interested to see how he does from this point forward, with not just getting this developed and coming group over the top... but sustains an extended run. No problem with saying he and the Orioles failed in their approach this Winter. I do think the Orioles will make multiple World Series before the decade ends, and he's going to be the primary reason.
But really my point is... get past Baseball Operations and think about Ownership, and then Sales, PR, Communications, etc. I honestly loathe the organization, and it's hard for me sometimes to be a fan of the team given the organization that exists behind them.