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It wouldn't surprise me to see Edwin Jackson making that April 15 start.

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Good article. No doubt this is DD's specialty.  He has done  very good job of bolstering the AA/AAA pitching depth with these moves.  Some of these guys may pan out to the big club as well.  Nice to have other options other than Mike Wright and Joe Gunkle.

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LOL @ this:

 

"Duquette is the Martha Stewart of baseball resourcefulness."

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The headline should say "CHEAP" & have a pic of Dumpster Dan beside it

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The headline should say "CHEAP" & have a pic of Dumpster Dan beside it

The Orioles have the tenth highest payroll in MLB. How can that be cheap?

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The Orioles have the tenth highest payroll in MLB. How can that be cheap?

Remember Nelson Cruz and Markakis?

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Remember Nelson Cruz and Markakis?

How about Davis, O'Day, Trumbo and Hardy?

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Dan sems to value other team's castoffs over prospects in his own system.

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Dan sems to value other team's castoffs over prospects in his own system.

You have to admit he's been mostly successful in his transactions. The Orioles have been a whole lot better since he became GM.

Edited by ncbirdfan

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It's that time of year again...   ;)

 

http://www.csnchicago.com/chicago-white-sox/miguel-gonzalez-solid-white-sox-win-over-twins

 

"...Last season, Gonzalez had a career-best strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.71-to-1 in 23 starts and one relief appearance..."

 

This after I watched the O's walk 11 yesterday...  

 

Jettisoning Gonzo was a very peculiar move.  I still haven't figured that one out yet.

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Jettisoning Gonzo was a very peculiar move.  I still haven't figured that one out yet.

It saved them $5M. For what it's worth, every beat reporter said that was the single reason for releasing him.

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Dumpy should only be allowed to find position players. His record with pitching is brutal, outside of Chen and Gonzales in his first year as GM.

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You have to admit he's been mostly successful in his transactions. The Orioles have been a whole lot better since he became GM.

 

 

I think part of it is a culmination of things that were outside his control coming into place. Don't underestimate Buck's involvement, either.

 

His smaller moves have been OK. He's hit on more than a few. 

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Let's see, his teams have won more than any other in the AL since he arrived, and its common knowledge that Angelos isn't the easiest owner for whom to work. Suffice it to say I like our dumpster more than most.

Edited by Bowie-Bruce

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Dumpy should only be allowed to find position players. His record with pitching is brutal, outside of Chen and Gonzales in his first year as GM.

Don't forget Brach, who was literally stolen from the Padres.

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Don't forget Brach, who was literally stolen from the Padres.

It just isn't very impressive to me when the feather in his cap as far as pitching is concerned is one good reliever in four years. It's even worse when you consider how many good pitchers he traded away, and how horrible his free agent acquisitions have been.

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It just isn't very impressive to me when the feather in his cap as far as pitching is concerned is one good reliever in four years. It's even worse when you consider how many good pitchers he traded away, and how horrible his free agent acquisitions have been.

Who did he trade away that was good in an Os uniform

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Who did he trade away that was good in an Os uniform

Nobody. He traded a lot of minor league guys that turned out to be better than who he wanted in the trade. That's arguably worse.

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How about Davis, O'Day, Trumbo and Hardy?

?????

 

I know it's yesterday's news, but I feel Markakis and Cruz were a matter of big Dan being incompetent (i.e.: not doing his job; seeking other work; dismantling a division-winning team, etc) more than it was him being cheap.

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It just isn't very impressive to me when the feather in his cap as far as pitching is concerned is one good reliever in four years. It's even worse when you consider how many good pitchers he traded away, and how horrible his free agent acquisitions have been.

Arrieta was a position they were forced into - although they should have let him use the cutter.

Hader - not in the majors yet

Davies - solid but unspectacular

Rodriguez - "he's going to be amazing" with a 5.71 ERA last year, and declining performance the last 3

 

meanwhile

Cruz - best year at the time in his career as an O

Gallardo - bad pickup, but flipped for Seth Smith after only one season

UJ - horrible move

Trumbo - great pickup for nothing, led the majors in homers, signed on a discount

Kim - .380 OBP last year, being paid virtually nothing

Brach - great pickup, AS

Britton to BP - great move, one of the best closers of this generation

Miller - phenomenal pickup, just wasn't ahead of the curve on signing him

Bundy - going to be a great draft pick

Castillo - early on, but looking like a good bargain sign

Flaherty - solid utility man, nothing to write home about

Machado to 3b - great move

Gausman draft pick - great returns so far

Hart - good lefty

Alvarez - solid pickup for DH even in a platoon, over 20 homers

Jim Johnson - let go at the right time

Mancini - one of his draft picks, looks like he's going to be pretty good

Chen - great signing, let him go at the right time

Gonzalez - great pickup, may have been let go too soon

Norris - great pickup, pitched over his head

Rickard - jury is still out

McFarland - very good for the O's, then fell on his face and is gone

Hammel - great pickup, couldn't stay healthy

Lindstrom - great pickup

Ayala - great pickup

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Arrieta was a position they were forced into - although they should have let him use the cutter.

Hader - not in the majors yet

Davies - solid but unspectacular

Rodriguez - "he's going to be amazing" with a 5.71 ERA last year, and declining performance the last 3

 

meanwhile

Cruz - best year at the time in his career as an O

Gallardo - bad pickup, but flipped for Seth Smith after only one season

UJ - horrible move

Trumbo - great pickup for nothing, led the majors in homers, signed on a discount

Kim - .380 OBP last year, being paid virtually nothing

Brach - great pickup, AS

Britton to BP - great move, one of the best closers of this generation

Miller - phenomenal pickup, just wasn't ahead of the curve on signing him

Bundy - going to be a great draft pick

Castillo - early on, but looking like a good bargain sign

Flaherty - solid utility man, nothing to write home about

Machado to 3b - great move

Gausman draft pick - great returns so far

Hart - good lefty

Alvarez - solid pickup for DH even in a platoon, over 20 homers

Jim Johnson - let go at the right time

Mancini - one of his draft picks, looks like he's going to be pretty good

Chen - great signing, let him go at the right time

Gonzalez - great pickup, may have been let go too soon

Norris - great pickup, pitched over his head

Rickard - jury is still out

McFarland - very good for the O's, then fell on his face and is gone

Hammel - great pickup, couldn't stay healthy

Lindstrom - great pickup

Ayala - great pickup

 

   Pretty good quick summary of some of the more significant moves that have been made by DD. Arrietta obviously sticks out like a sore thumb, 

   but it was a move that seemed to have to be made at the time. The Davies trade for Parra stings even more because that was after DD spent 

   the offseason flirting with Toronto and signing Travis Snider, De Aza, etc. to replace Nick Markakis. Parra was a disappointment to say the least. 

   That said, DD has done a nice job of signing free agent power hitters ( Cruz, Trumbo, & Alavarez). Also, the early returns on Castillo indicate that 

   He will most likely be a good value signing. 

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Arrieta was a position they were forced into - although they should have let him use the cutter.

Hader - not in the majors yet

Davies - solid but unspectacular

Rodriguez - "he's going to be amazing" with a 5.71 ERA last year, and declining performance the last 3

 

meanwhile

Cruz - best year at the time in his career as an O

Gallardo - bad pickup, but flipped for Seth Smith after only one season

UJ - horrible move

Trumbo - great pickup for nothing, led the majors in homers, signed on a discount

Kim - .380 OBP last year, being paid virtually nothing

Brach - great pickup, AS

Britton to BP - great move, one of the best closers of this generation

Miller - phenomenal pickup, just wasn't ahead of the curve on signing him

Bundy - going to be a great draft pick

Castillo - early on, but looking like a good bargain sign

Flaherty - solid utility man, nothing to write home about

Machado to 3b - great move

Gausman draft pick - great returns so far

Hart - good lefty

Alvarez - solid pickup for DH even in a platoon, over 20 homers

Jim Johnson - let go at the right time

Mancini - one of his draft picks, looks like he's going to be pretty good

Chen - great signing, let him go at the right time

Gonzalez - great pickup, may have been let go too soon

Norris - great pickup, pitched over his head

Rickard - jury is still out

McFarland - very good for the O's, then fell on his face and is gone

Hammel - great pickup, couldn't stay healthy

Lindstrom - great pickup

Ayala - great pickup

Nice rundown. The bottom line is that Duquette has put a winning team on the field. And i remember there were few people that were upset that Arrietta was traded. He always had potential, but with the Orioles had major control issues. It's easy to be critical after the fact. But if anyone is honest, they were OK with the trade at the time.

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