The Orioles have agreed to terms with Dan Duquette on a three-year contract to be the team’s next President of Baseball Operations.
Pitching is still a giant need for the Orioles and it is one of the weakest crops over the last few seasons. The Orioles need a guy to pair with Jeremy Guthrie to hold down the fort and lessen the stress on the bullpen.
I always tell folks out here in Chicago that there is nothing that matches the arrogance that comes from Washington D.C. In all my years sportswriting in the Midwest, I never found the egos that grew in DC. Of course some of the most exciting people in the world come from the Nation’s Capitol as well.
The GM search is over, as the Orioles have agreed to terms with Dan Duquette.
By the early 70s, I was back in Maryland listening to my favorite Orioles on the radio. There was the late Chuck Thompson and Bill O’Donnell doing play by play. I knew their voices and and based on their tone of voice whether we were doing well or not.
Mike Young drove a fancy car. Don’t ask me as cars aren’t my thing. But the former Orioles outfielder came down to our DC store and looked cool. He might have been a movie star.
While the O’s 2011 starting rotation had its share of problems, their bullpen also struggled throughout the season. Here’s a look at next year’s bullpen.
MASN’s Roch Kubatko is reporting that Andy MacPhail is stepping down as the O’s President of Baseball Operations.
According to our own Don Olsen, the Orioles have reached out to a GM candidate whose name has been floated by the Baltimore media.
In Don Buford’s four good years in Baltimore, he hit 52 homers out of the top spot in the lineup. That included a career-high 19 homers in the 1971 season.