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Duquette expected to be named O's GM on Tuesday

Posted on: November 6, 2011 12:50 pm
Edited on: November 6, 2011 5:40 pm
Dan DuquetteBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Baltimore is expected to name Dan Duquette its new "president of baseball operations" on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of 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 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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Duquette expected to be named O's GM on Tuesday

Great news for the rest of the AL East and bad news for control-freak Buck Showalter. Duquette brings all of his baggage from Montreal and Boston (boy, his arms must be tired after carrying it around the past ten years) and Buck always has his around his neck and on his sleeve. It won't be long before they are at each other's throats. Count on Angelos to throw gasoline on that fire as well.

Looks another season where the best reason to go to Camden Yards is Boog's Barbecue and Yankee road games.

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