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Monday, December 05, 2011

MASN: Lee Thomas on Duquette: “Some people missed the boat on him”

Duke: The Lost Engine of Thomas.

Dan Duquette and Lee Thomas are working together again. Thomas was hired today as a special assistant to the Orioles’ executive vice president of baseball operations.

...Thomas said he has kept some tabs on the Orioles in recent years.

“I guess the last year or two I have, and especially since Buck (Showalter) came over and now even more since Dan came over. I don’t think people know how good Dan Duquette is. I really don’t. I think there is a lot of people out there that missed the boat on him. He and Buck, I think, are going to work great together and if Dan gets him the right players, I think you will see great things happen. I really do believe that,” Thomas said today at the Winter Meetings.

Just how does Thomas feel he will aid Duquette most?

“No. 1 is whatever he wants me to do. I can do a lot of things for him. I can do stuff that maybe he doesn’t have the time to do. I have no problem calling anybody to get things moving for him,” Thomas said.

...Duquette pointed out that Thomas signed Johnny Damon for him when he was with Boston.

“That was one of the last contracts we did and Lee did that contract directly with Scott Boras. That scene in ‘Moneyball,’ where Boras said, ‘I just got off the phone with Dan,’ that’s not true’” Duquette said.

Repoz Posted: December 05, 2011 at 11:42 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bote Man Posted: December 05, 2011 at 12:50 PM (#4007107)
I don’t think people know how good Dan Duquette is. I really don’t.

"I tell you how good I am because from the way I perform you really can't tell."

- Jackie Mason
   2. Ray (CTL) Posted: December 05, 2011 at 02:37 PM (#4007133)
“That was one of the last contracts we did and Lee did that contract directly with Scott Boras. That scene in ‘Moneyball,’ where Boras said, ‘I just got off the phone with Dan,’ that’s not true’” Duquette said.


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