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Dan Duquette gets hosed.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2017 at 06:50 AM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. villageidiom Posted: December 08, 2017 at 08:29 AM (#5588592)
Dan Duquette gets hosed.
Per TFA, the O's are "steadfastly refusing to rebuild". How much of that is him, and how much is Angelos, I don't know. EDIT: Of course, the former can't happen without the latter.
   2. Dag Nabbit at Posted: December 08, 2017 at 09:22 AM (#5588623)
3 of the bottom 6 are in the NL East.

3 of the top 7 are in the NL Central.
   3. shoewizard Posted: December 08, 2017 at 09:29 AM (#5588633)
The Dbacks won the "most improved" award , woo hoo !

The dysfunctional mess that was the Tony LaRuss/Dave Stewart/DeJon Watson front office could hardly have been worse. So Mike Hazen's team had a very low floor to work up from. But they have done a pretty good job of instilling process and discipline, and so far their player evaluation has looked pretty good.
   4. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: December 08, 2017 at 09:35 AM (#5588642)
At the risk of sending up the Karl Magnus signal how is Duquette* getting hosed? Not only is he literally not mentioned in the piece but the Orioles finished last in the division with 14 fewer wins than they had a year ago and don't seem to have made any acquisitions that are likely to have a material impact going forward (no, I'm not buying Tim Beckham). I would expect any team that follows that path is going to show up pretty far down such a list.

* - ignoring Karl's insanity on the subject Duquette has never gotten the credit he deserved. He's not a great GM but he's good. I'd comfortably say he's in the top half generally.
   5. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: December 08, 2017 at 09:43 AM (#5588648)
So Milwaukee is the new #6org?
   6. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: December 08, 2017 at 10:30 AM (#5588682)
I think Jim is joking about Duquette being hosed. Or he is joyfully turning on the KarlSignal.

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