Duquette's news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday; his title is executive vice president
The Orioles will host the Dan Duquette news conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Warehouse, it has been announced.
Duquette, 53, will be introduced as the executive vice president of baseball operations.
I was asked whether that means he’ll have less say and less power than Andy MacPhail, who was president of baseball operations.
My quick take: The Orioles’ titles mean very little. Duquette will be GM and the top executive of the club. MacPhail was the GM and top executive of the club.
MacPhail came in as president partially because the executive vice president title was already taken by Mike Flanagan, who previously was the vice president of baseball operations when Jim Beattie was executive vice president.
Yet Flanagan and Beattie were basically co-GMs, as were Flanagan and Jim Duquette. Got all that?
So, no, I read nothing into Duquette’s title, other than it is official and the GM search has ended.