Brandon Hyde keeps talking up the Orioles' prospects. That feels different from years past.
At the onset of his tenure, Hyde had enough on his place with the big league team to occupy his time. It's interesting to hear his takes on the prospects more frequently this spring.
Following spring training from afar can be challenging, even if the past experience I have in Sarasota can at least help inform
Last year’s guide to following spring training from Baltimore still holds true, but there are things that have changed since my time on the beat that jump out in a way that having experienced it first-hand makes different.
One particular example: Brandon Hyde’s attention to and opinions on the organization’s prospects. I can think of a lot of reasons why he’s more free with his praise for that group than in the early days, but reading his comments from the first week of camp has made the days when he was a mixture of guarded, skeptical, and focused elsewhere when it came to talking about the team’s future stars.
Now, it seems like the opposite.