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Toronto looking for New President to be Duquette.

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Maybe with all these teams upset with the tampering going on and nothing being done about it we could get the new commissioner fired. He doesn't seem to be doing his job at all.

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No one that matters is confused as to what is going on. And the people that matter have the facts and can make appropriate determinations. I get that there is a fear that MLB is looking to stick it to Baltimore, but I firmly believe much of that is the product of simply not having info and assuming intent/actions. MLB isn't going to, and shouldn't, demand any public statements or demand any particular outcome. They certainly shouldn't start instituting fines because the fan base of a team, based on slivers of information, feels like their team is being wronged. They are going to try and sort out the issue while keeping two owners reasonably happy so everyone can get back to making money.

Like you, I am not making any assumptions about what has gone on here. However, I do think Toronto's apparent use of the media to interfere with the normal process, if shown to be intentional, is pretty outrageous.

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Here we go again...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just heard from a source that Dan Duquette’s move from Baltimore to Toronto is getting close and going to happen... but it is unconfirmed..</p>— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) <a href="

">January 22, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Just be careful to consider the source.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Orioles talks with Colby Rasmus are gaining steam according to source</p>— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) <a href="

">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Here we go again...

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just heard from a source that Dan Duquette’s move from Baltimore to Toronto is getting close and going to happen... but it is unconfirmed..</p>— Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) <a href="

">January 22, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Will Jim Bowden finally have a scoop that came through? The drama. The intrigue.

No offense intended to Os84

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Would love to paste Angelos's strong rhetoric to go along with the weak compensation we wind up getting.

At this point, I'm ready to cut bait. I don't want an executive that wants a job with one of our chief competitors.

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Just be careful to consider the source.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Orioles talks with Colby Rasmus are gaining steam according to source</p>? Jim Bowden (@JimBowden_ESPN) <a href="

">January 8, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Well it did come out after that the agent thought they had a deal but Rasmus decided otherwise.

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Well it did come out after that the agent thought they had a deal but Rasmus decided otherwise.

Rasmus was only interested in large trucks lol

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Would love to paste Angelos's strong rhetoric to go along with the weak compensation we wind up getting.

Could be a great return if Baltimore agreed to let Dan walk.

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"There have not been any changes in the status of Dan Duquette. He is our GM and he is going to remain our GM," Angelos told The Baltimore Sun. "He is concentrating on his efforts to determine the composition of our team for 2015. That is the answer. Period. . . . We are not negotiating with them in any way. They have expressed interest in Dan Duquette, which we understand because Dan is an exceptional GM. But we are not in any negotiations with Mr. Rogers," Angelos said. "We have a contract [with Duquette], and that’s the end of it."

Strong words.

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Could be a great return if Baltimore agreed to let Dan walk.

Isn't that contrary to what you stated previously?

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Different situation -- Tampa's real issue is that Maddon would not have exercised a unilateral right to terminate a contract (try to renegotiate before terminating) had he not be informed of specific amounts the Cubs were willing to pay. Duquette can't do anything unilaterally and has zero leverage to force a move by Baltimore. So one "tampering" charge involves another club paving a way for a manager to unilateral leave the org, and one involves improper contact that has caused distractions for the org but in no way has any impact on whether or not the exec leaves. Again, what are the damages Baltimore is suffering here that need to be made right? I get the principle; what's the substance?

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