Tag:Dan Duquette
Posted on: February 10, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Orioles won't add Manny Ramirez

Manny RamirezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Athletics, Blue Jays and Orioles had been said to have interest in Manny Ramirez -- but strike the Orioles from that list.

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Baltimore's Dan Duquette told reporters Friday that the Orioles probably won't be adding Ramirez, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com.

"I don't think there's going to be a fit for Manny," Duquette said. "We've looked at that all winter and I'm not sure there's a fit there for the Orioles. I wish Manny a lot of luck, but I just don't think he fits in our ballclub right now."

Duquette said he didn't foresee the Orioles signing any more players before the team starts camp.

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Posted on: December 1, 2011 2:51 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Taylor Teagarden traded to Orioles

By Matt Snyder

Catcher Taylor Teagarden has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles, the Rangers announced Thursday afternoon. In return, the Rangers will get minor-league pitcher Randy Henry and a player to be named later. The deal marks the first trade by new general manager Dan Duquette.

Teagarden, 27, was once touted as a good prospect but has seen his playing time dwindle over the past few years and hasn't hit very well in his limited chances. He has a career line of .220/.286/.417 with 16 home runs and 21 doubles in 392 major-league plate appearances. So he does have some power. He's also struck out 142 times and makes tons of outs.

With Matt Wieters firmly entrenched behind the plate, expect Teagarden to be the No. 2 catcher and get maybe a start or two per week at most.

Henry, 21, had a 2.22 ERA and 1.06 WHIP in 29 appearances this past season with stops in both Low-A and High-A ball.

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Posted on: November 7, 2011 3:59 pm
Edited on: November 7, 2011 3:59 pm
 

Orioles to introduce Duquette on Tuesday

Dan DuquetteBy C. Trent Rosecrans

As expected, the Orioles will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. ET on Tuesday to announce Dan Duquette as the team's new executive vice president of baseball operations.

Duquette, 53, is a former general manager for the Expos and Red Sox, but hadn't been employed by a big league team since being fired by Boston in spring training of 2002.

Early reports note that Duquette will receive a three-year deal.

The team's general manager search has been much maligned after Blue Jays assistant general manager Tony LaCava turned down an offer from the Orioles, leading to a re-opening of the position and more interviews, including Duquette.

The team also interviewed new Angels GM Jerry Dipoto, the Dodgers' DeJon Watson, the Phillies' Scott Proefrock and Baltimore's John Stockstill.

Duquette will be taking over an underwhelming major league roster and an even worse minor-league system -- not to mention the two-headed monster of owner Peter Angelos and manager Buck Showwalter, who apparently holds the most sway over Angelos of anyone in the organization. However, CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler wrote that Duquette may just end up being the right choice for the Orioles -- that's what will be said on Tuesday, but only time will tell.

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Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:50 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2011 5:40 pm
 

Duquette expected to be named O's GM on Tuesday

Dan DuquetteBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Baltimore is expected to name Dan Duquette its new "president of baseball operations" on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports (MASN is partially owned by the team). The move is -- at this point -- hardly unexpected. After the Orioles were turned down by the Blue Jays' Tony LaCava, the team moved on to Duquette, settling on the former Red Sox and Expos general manager as CBSSports.com senior writer Danny Knobler wrote on Saturday. The Associated Press reports Duquette signed a three-year contract on Sunday.

The Baltimore Sun reported the Orioles didn't make a formal offer to Duquette on Saturday, but he met with team owner Peter Angelos and others on Sunday, according to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman (via Twitter). 

Duquette, 53, served as Montreal's GM from 1991-94 and then was the Red Sox GM from 1994-2002. His cousin, Jim Duquette, was vice president of baseball operations with the Orioles in 2005 and 2006 under Mike Flanagan.

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Posted on: November 5, 2011 2:41 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2011 7:22 pm
 

Orioles close to naming Duquette GM

By Matt Snyder

The Baltimore Orioles are very close to naming Dan Duquette as their new general manager, CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler has confirmed. The news was first reported by Tim Kirkjian of ESPN. Duquette interviewed for the job Friday and is now on his way back to Baltimore to meet with the Orioles again, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Basically, put two and two together: Duquette will probably be named the O's GM sometime very soon.

Duquette hasn't worked in baseball since the Red Sox replaced him with Theo Epstein in 2002, but his track record is actually pretty good. He helped build the Montreal Expos into a very formidable team in the mid-90s -- in fact, they may have won a World Series had a strike not cancelled the 1994 Fall Classic -- and was a major part of building the foundation for the Red Sox 2004 World Championship. Duquette twice traded for Pedro Martinez, once for the Expos and once for the Red Sox, while also signing Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon and others.

The Orioles have certainly botched this GM search, as Scott Miller wrote, but landing Duquette -- assuming he hasn't completely lost his touch in the past nine years -- seems like it would be a decent save.

KNOBLER: Orioles set to take chance with Duquette

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Posted on: November 3, 2011 6:42 pm
 

Report: Orioles zero in on four GM candidates

By Matt Snyder

The Baltimore Orioles are going to interview four more candidates for the vacant general manager job, and hope to land their new GM from those four, reports Dan Connolley of the Baltimore Sun. The names: Dan Duquette, Damon Oppenheimer, Mike Radcliff and Allard Baird (Connolley).

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Duquette was the Expos' GM for a few seasons before being the Red Sox GM from 1994 through March of 2002. He hasn't worked in Major League Baseball since then.

Oppenheimer is the current vice president and director of amateur scouting for the Yankees.

Radcliff was the Twins' director of scouting from 1994-2007 and has been their vice president of player personnel since.

Baird was the Royals' GM from 2000-2006 and is currently employed in the Red Sox front office.

According to Connolley's reports, the Orioles won't seek permission to interview anyone else unless all four candidates either turn down the job are aren't deemed worthy of being hired.

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