Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:08:16 -0700
Although the team did not give a specific amount, Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the 2015 payroll would likely be higher. Duquette notes that he still needs to meet with team ownership to discuss the payroll, but he expresses confidence that it will rise. "The important thing for our fans to know is that we've increased our payroll over the last couple years," says Duquette. "I expect that we'll be able to increase our payroll because the fans have responded to our team the last couple of years."
Sun, 25 May 2014 23:57:50 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Johan Santana has a June 1 opt-out date in his contract, but the team is not worried about him exercising it. "That's open for discussion," Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said. "It's a fluid situation."
Tue, 13 May 2014 00:34:44 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles discussed trade talks with the Houston Astros about possibly bringing in a backup catcher, but the talks did not progress further. Orioles vice-president Dan Duquette and Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow are gauging to see if there is a potential match.
Sun, 04 May 2014 22:57:46 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles are downplaying any talk of free-agent 1B Kendrys Morales rejoining the team in 2014, and general manager Dan Duquette stressed there has been no talk about Morales since spring training. Duquette said with 1B Chris Davis (oblique) progressing in his recovery Davis would likely return to first and OF Nelson Cruz would be the designated hitter, leaving little room for Morales.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 20:33:48 -0800
Baltimore Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said the team is willing to give up their first-round draft choice in order to sign one of the players that rejected their qualifying offers.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 00:12:48 -0800
Contrary to a previous report, the Baltimore Orioles may not be involved in signing free-agent SP A.J. Burnett (Pirates) to a new deal. "I'm not sure where that report came from, but we'd like to sign a veteran starter and there are a couple qualified veteran starters who are still on the market," Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said. Duquette indicated the team may be interested in a veteran pitcher.
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 23:50:44 -0800
Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette said the team did not try to trade C Matt Wieters in the offseason. Wieters is a free agent following the 2015 campaign and has resisted talks of a contract extension.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:57:55 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are looking to add starting pitching to their lineup, citing that as a more pressing need over a designated hitter and other field positions. Executive vice president Dan Duquette indicated that the Orioles are more likely to sign a free agent than make a trade, though he's open to bolstering the rotation by any means. "We're trying to find more pitchers," he said.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:41:26 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles have signed vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette to a contract extension that will run through 2018.
Thu, 03 Jan 2013 23:46:30 -0800
Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette has said he would be open to adding another relief pitcher, even though he has a full relief corps. The Orioles currently have CL Jim Johnson and RP's Pedro Strop, Darren O'Day, Luis Ayala and Troy Patton. RP Tommy Hunter is a likely candidate to return, as is RP Brian Matusz. "The bullpen was strong last year," Duquette said. "These guys are at the age where some of them should improve and a couple of them should be able to maintain and perform at the level they did this past year, but that wouldn't preclude us from adding some additional depth to our pitching staff."