No one had this recipe in their cookbook. The Baltimore Orioles haven’t made the playoffs, the past 14 seasons, has never operated as a ‘big market team’ payroll wise, and has been consistently been ranked in the lower ranks of organizational talent.
No, this was not the recipe for success.
We’re not going to offer up any magic spells here. No, we’re just going to break out exactly what Baltimore did in one season to turn this into the powerhouse they are now.
1. Change the Brain trust and Mindset of the Team – You want to be a winner? Hire winners: Named Rick Peterson director of pitching development; Mike Boulanger minor league hitting coordinator; Mike Bordick special assignment instructor, Bobby Dickerson roving infield instructor; Don Werner roving catching instructor; Butch Davis roving outfield instructor; Eric Cormell roving base running and speed training instructor; Scott McGregor rehabilitation coordinator; Dave Schmidt coordinator of Sarasota operations; Ron ...