What they're saying about Dan Duquette
Here's a roundup of a few takes on the Orioles' hiring of Dan Duquette by other writers.
* At SB Nation, Marc Normandin takes a look at Duquette’s personnel moves while with the Expos and Red Sox and wonders which Duquette the Orioles are getting — the one who drafted well and succeeded in the international market while with small-budget Montreal, or the one who didn’t draft as well with big-budget Boston but made some smart acquisitions and trades:
“It's tough to say how good Duquette will be in today's game. The kinds of things that led to success for him in the ’90s are more prevalent now — on-base percentage is valued much more, and the rich teams are even richer than they were 10 years ago. What we do know, though, is that the Orioles need Montreal's Dan Duquette more than Boston's, given the sorry state of their player development has led them to where they are, and strong drafting and trades are the only way to climb back out of that hole.”