Found November 09, 2011 on
I start off this piece with the following disclaimer: I am not a Baltimore Orioles fan. However, I seem to be hanging around these parts lately, so I thought I would weigh in on the new addition. Dan Duquette is certainly an established name and there is no doubting his success as a general manager.
He was in charge of the Montreal Expos during their heyday and he helped put a lot of the pieces of the championship club in Boston in place. So, he didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. Additionally, it was reported on Baseball Confidential that he had used advanced statistics at both of his stops.
All signs point towards success. However, we can’t help but note that Andy MacPhail had the same track record of success coming into the gig. He had been successful in Minnesota. After all, the Twins owe both of their World Championships to him. Yet, he struggled in Chicago and obviously things didn’t work out in Baltimore.
So, past success is not necessarily a predictor of f...
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The Baltimore Orioles named Dan Duquette as executive vice president of baseball operations on Tuesday.
Back in the major leagues after a nine-year absence, Dan Duquette is ready to tackle the daunting task of making the Baltimore Orioles competitive in the AL East.
The Orioles officially introduced Dan Duquette as their GM today. Let's round up the latest from his press conference, plus more from Charm City...
"This is right up my alley, turning around a ballclub and building a farm and scouting system," said Duquette to reporters (including MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli) at today's press conference. "This is what...