Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/5/11
It has been a mostly quiet day on the Hot Stove, but here is the latest buzz from around MLB: The Orioles are close to hiring Dan Duquette to be their new General Manager, says Tim Kurkjian from ESPN. Tracy Ringolsby of Inside the Rockies says the Rockies may consider signing Brad Lidge. Buster Olney of ESPN says the Phillies are seriously pursuing OF Michael Cuddyer. The Yankees will talk to the agents for LHP C.J. Wilson at some point, writes Dan Martin of the New York Post. Michael Baron: Lidge, who will be 35 on opening day, is exactly the kind of pitcher I would expect Sandy to pursue to close. He has closing experience but comes with some baggage; he has been plagued by injuries in recent years and has had performance issues as well. But he would probably come cheaper (and not long-term) than someone like Heath Bell and if he’s right, Lidge has proven to be a dominant closer in his career. Lidge still throws hard and has a devastating slider, and the combination of those pi...
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