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    Apparently we almost signed Jamie Moyer this past offseason...

    But didn't because Dan Duquette came in and put the kibash on the idea...

    Flash forward to last fall. Moyer and the Orioles are negotiating and, Moyer thinks, close to a deal. Then on November 8, the Orioles announce that after a search that saw them rejected by nearly every capable candidate in baseball, they've hired Duquette. Suddenly, the offer to Moyer goes from promising to nearly non-existent.

    "They said one thing one day and by the next it was completely different," he says. "They pulled a complete 180."
    Source: http://blogs.westword.com/latestword...re_orioles.php


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    Signing 49-year old pitchers is not a good plan for the Baltimore Orioles. I have a ton of respect for Moyer, but I'm glad Duquette stopped those discussions, if he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobby View Post
    Signing 49-year old pitchers is not a good plan for the Baltimore Orioles. I have a ton of respect for Moyer, but I'm glad Duquette stopped those discussions, if he did.
    I'm with you. I pull for Jamie Moyer, but I wouldn't want him starting on the Orioles this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frobby View Post
    Signing 49-year old pitchers is not a good plan for the Baltimore Orioles. I have a ton of respect for Moyer, but I'm glad Duquette stopped those discussions, if he did.
    I totally agree.. I just wonder who's idea it was to go after Jamie in the first place? Couldn't be MacPhail's idea right; he was technically out by Nov 1st and I'd presume he was probably out of the decision making process before than.

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    We should wait until next year when he's 50. Then I would be OK with it.

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    Hmmm.. Wei-Yin Chen or Moyer?

    Good job, Duq.

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    I heard Duquette vetoed the wow offer.

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    It's still hard to believe that a guy who pitched in Memorial Stadium is still around.

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    Was it Hemond or Gillick who let him walk after the '95 season? I know they were looking for some hard throwers but Jamie was figuring it out; if they had held onto him one more season, who knows?

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    This is a move El Trea was campaigning for. For some reason he thought this was such a good idea...you know, since he was such an expert on pitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewMarketSean View Post
    We should wait until next year when he's 50. Then I would be OK with it.
    Imagine the value of 50 years of veteran leadership!

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    This could've been the move that forced Gregg off the roster!

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    Actually, Moyer spent some time with quite a few of our minor league guys this off season. He had a ton of knowledge to share with them, my son included. I am a big fan of his!

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