It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for another edition of Orioles101 Mailbag, and this week the focus was once again Executive VP Dan Duquette as well as looking ahead to the returns of Matt Wieters, Manny Machado and Chris Davis.
As we always do, we want to remind you that if we receive multiple questions on the same topic, we answer them with one general response as opposed to answering each one and repeating ourselves.
Do you think that the moves recently made by the Orioles are because Duquette was finally able to focus on the Orioles and not the Toronto rumors?
There is no way to know for sure, but it could be or it could simply be a coincidence of timing. Baltimore had been inquiring on OF Travis Snider for a while this winter, and we believe it was simply the fact that the Pirates lowered their asking price to something the Orioles were comfortable with is why the move finally happened.
Duquette was asked about the Toronto rumors yesterday at FanFest, and reiterated that his “sole” focus was on improving this Orioles team.Read more... Join the Conversation...