Duquette is Orioles’ Middle Man
The Baltimore Orioles’ organization received a national beatdown last week when Jonah Keri of Grantland.com wrote in depth about the team’s benign offseason, checkered on-field history, and the whereabouts of all that MASN money. Keri’s revelations weren’t surprising to any Baltimore sports diehard but they certainly painted an ugly picture when thoroughly detailed. Orioles’ fans are accustomed to ugly pictures.
The O’s still have a chance to save an offseason that has to rank among the most disappointing in baseball. Ervin Santana, Ubaldo Jimenez, Kendrys Morales, A.J. Burnett, and Nelson Cruz remain on the free agent market as the start of Spring Training approaches. After whiffing on the likes of Grant Balfour, Fernando Rodney, and Bronson Arroyo there’s little reason to think that the Orioles will land any of the aforementioned free agents.