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November 6, 2011

A quick GM update

Here’s what we know about the Orioles’ GM search heading into Sunday afternoon.

Dan Duquette met with the Orioles’ search committee late into Saturday evening. He was not offered a job during that meeting, a source confirmed.

However, he is meeting again today with club managing partner Peter Angelos, among others.

I’ve been saying for a couple days now that the Orioles are very serious about this guy – and I think three straight days of meetings makes that obvious.

So the sense is Duquette will get an offer today. And at least one source has told me that Duquette, who hasn’t been in the big leagues since he was fired as the Boston Red Sox GM in 2002, is eager to get back in the majors and likely would take a deal if offered.

The bottom line is that it appears this will be resolved soon and Dan Duquette will be the next Orioles’ GM.

That said, this process has not gone smoothly, to say the least, so I’m not assuming anything is official until I see Buck Showalter and Duquette sitting next to each other at a Camden Yards press conference. first tweeted about today’s meeting with Angelos.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 11:39 AM | | Comments (1)


Might want to update this story. Dan Duquette agreed to take the position.
Response from Steve Gould:
There's a post about the hiring above this one now.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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