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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/FadooBobcat">@FadooBobcat</a> says he has been told that Paul Beeston will be retained by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> as president for 2015 season. New prez in for 2016.</p>— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) <a href="
">January 21, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Fantastic. So we get to go through this for a full year.

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Fantastic. So we get to go through this for a full year.

I do not want Duquette building this team next off-season when multiple big decisions about the major league roster are needed.

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I do not want Duquette building this team next off-season when multiple big decisions about the major league roster are needed.

I don't want him with this team THIS season if he's planning on bolting at the end of it.

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While I largely agree with you, the details that Manfred and Selig each spoke with Alan Rifkin about this is new, isn't it? I'd heard that "MLB" had contacted "the Orioles" but I hadn't heard who. The fact that the message from MLB came from the very top is interesting. The fact that the conduit for the message was the Orioles' outside counsel, and that the conversation took place at the owners' meetings, also was interesting. Why is the Orioles' outside counsel at the owners' meetings in the first place? Do all the owners bring a lawyer? Does Angelos always do it? Did he do it this time because of the MASN dispute, or for some other reason? Rifkin, by the way, is one of the counsel "of record" in the MASN court case, has given factual affidavits in the case, and has been heavily involved in all aspects of the MASN dispute. Yet, he is having direct conversations with the principals from MLB, rather than with MLB's lawyers. That's quite unusual. Makes me wonder if there are talks ongoing about resolving the MASN case.

I wasn't sure who Rifkin was. Found this very interesting interview:

http://www.superlawyers.com/maryland/article/Rifkin-Not-Ripken/287dd7e5-d84e-404c-b07c-874767e6101c.html

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I don't want him with this team THIS season if he's planning on bolting at the end of it.

"A Michigan man will coach Michigan !!!"

Bo Schembechler, 1989

When he found out that head basketball coach Bill Frieder had already verbally agreed to leave the Wolverines to coach Arizona State the following season. Frieder was immediately replaced with Steve Fisher, who guided the Wolverines to a 6-0 record and the national championship in that year's N.C.A.A. tournament.

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Rifkin was, briefly, a partner in my law firm. It was before Angelos' purchase of the Orioles, though.

What's he like?

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Nicholson-Smith or McCown?

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McCown. We've already had Morosi quote one radio guy and tell us a week ago it was "almost done." To be fair, Morosi couldn't confirm it, but gave it much more visibility by putting it out there anyway.

It's just my observation but it's funny how a lot of false rumors over the year come from radio guys, sometimes ESPN in Chicago or other nonsense.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Report by <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyPaul1984">@TonyPaul1984</a> says trade for Dan Duquette to join <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> is "almost done."</p>— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="

">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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McCown. We've already had Morosi quote one radio guy and tell us a week ago it was "almost done." To be fair, Morosi couldn't confirm it, but gave it much more visibility by putting it out there anyway.

It's just my observation but it's funny how a lot of false rumors over the year come from radio guys, sometimes ESPN in Chicago or other nonsense.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Report by <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyPaul1984">@TonyPaul1984</a> says trade for Dan Duquette to join <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> is "almost done."</p>— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="

">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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I guess Fox Sports doesn't try to be "Fair and Balanced."

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McCown. We've already had Morosi quote one radio guy and tell us a week ago it was "almost done." To be fair, Morosi couldn't confirm it, but gave it much more visibility by putting it out there anyway.

It's just my observation but it's funny how a lot of false rumors over the year come from radio guys, sometimes ESPN in Chicago or other nonsense.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Report by <a href="https://twitter.com/TonyPaul1984">@TonyPaul1984</a> says trade for Dan Duquette to join <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> is "almost done."</p>— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) <a href="

">January 14, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Same Morosi who said Rasmus got 1/4?

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We are under no obligation to let DD go. If MLB is trying to convince us to let him go that's ridiculous.

But do you really want to keep someone in your organization that obviously doesn't want to be here? Seems counterproductive to me. If he wants to dipset, fine, go ahead about your business potna! We'll fine somebody else and move on.

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But do you really want to keep someone in your organization that obviously doesn't want to be here? Seems counterproductive to me. If he wants to dipset, fine, go ahead about your business potna! We'll fine somebody else and move on.

If I have an honorable employee that has skills that I can not replace then yes I will keep him happy or not.

Dan is an asset.

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If MLB insists on being involved, part of the discussion should be punishment for TOR for contacting an employee under contract with the Orioles.

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