Dan Duquette To Interview For Orioles' GM Position

Here's a name from the past, via Ken Rosenthal:

Source: Dan Duquette to interview with #Orioles for GM vacancy tomorrow.

Duquette was the general manager of the Montreal Expos from 1991 to 1994, helping build one of the greatest what-if teams in recent memory, the 1994 Montreal Expos. He left the Expos for the Boston Red Sox, where he remained until 2002, when he was replaced by Theo Epstein under new ownership.

Duquette is a two-time Sporting News Executive of the Year, winning in 1992 with the Expos and in 1995 with the Red Sox. While Theo Epstein gets (and deserves) most of the credit for the Red Sox team that won the World Series in 2004, the farm system and players acquired by Duquette (Hanley Ramirez, Derek Lowe, Jason Varitek, to name a few) certainly deserve a lot of credit as well. He acquired Pedro Martinez twice -- once for the Expos, and one for the Red Sox -- which seems like a really, really good idea in retrospect.

He was criticized, though, for letting Roger Clemens go for what he termed "the twilight of his career." Clemens went on to win four more Cy Youngs and play 11 more years, mostly on the strength of healthy eating and demanding workouts. 

The Orioles' general manager search has become a bit of a story more because of the people who are refusing the job rather than the people who are interviewing for it. But Duquette is a well-known name, even if he hasn't worked as a GM in the majors for over a decade.

A list of his transactions can be found at the Baseball Reference Bullpen. It's a better list than you might think. Just know that Peter Angelos would have vetoed all the good ones. 

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