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Even if we make out well in this deal, MLB should be ashamed of themselves for getting involved and I will put Toronto right up there for teams I hate. I never minded them before but now hope everything that bad happens, happens to them, and only them.

It's a shame some writers have decided our Orioles are so wrong for not just letting a guy go IN THE DIVISION, especially when tampering is clear

I can see a bigger rivalry coming out of this. Especially once you add in the fact that Donaldson is now with them.

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Even if we make out well in this deal, MLB should be ashamed of themselves for getting involved and I will put Toronto right up there for teams I hate. I never minded them before but now hope everything that bad happens, happens to them, and only them.

It's a shame some writers have decided our Orioles are so wrong for not just letting a guy go IN THE DIVISION, especially when tampering is clear

MLB always gets involved when compensation is needed for executives switching teams.

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Call me "greedy," but I would want more of a sure thing for Duquette after seeing how he turned around this franchise.

I wouldn't part with the guy for anything less than a package of Sanchez/Norris and a player like Devon Travis (though Pompey would be nice).

The O's organization already has enough "top pitching prospects" with injury concerns who may end up being disappointments. If Duquette goes to the Jays, you want him to immediately regret being stuck with a depleted farm system.

I would also like the Jays and DD to feel the pain right now, especially when you consider that it likely influenced our lack of an offseason. That can't be proven, but it damn sure looks like it

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Hoffman would certainly be more than I expected. I would have to give props to Angelos for getting the best he could out of this.

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It's a shame some writers have decided our Orioles are so wrong for not just letting a guy go IN THE DIVISION, especially when tampering is clear

Especially when teams like the White Sox and Nats shut them down when they inquired about their GMs. Why aren't the White Sox and Nats raked over the coals, like the O's have been? Especially since Ken Williams apparently expressed interest in the Toronto job. Why aren't the White Sox a terrible, awful, no good franchise?

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Especially when teams like the White Sox and Nats shut them down when they inquired about their GMs. Why aren't the White Sox and Nats raked over the coals, like the O's have been? Especially since Ken Williams apparently expressed interest in the Toronto job. Why aren't the White Sox a terrible, awful, no good franchise?

I have a thought...perhaps Williams and Rizzo weren't really all that interested?

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Especially when teams like the White Sox and Nats shut them down when they inquired about their GMs. Why aren't the White Sox and Nats raked over the coals, like the O's have been? Especially since Ken Williams apparently expressed interest in the Toronto job. Why aren't the White Sox a terrible, awful, no good franchise?

I must have missed all of those stories. Who raked us over the coals? "Will be difficult for Baltimore to stand in the way" is about the toughest I've seen anyone point to.

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I must have missed all of those stories. Who raked us over the coals? "Will be difficult for Baltimore to stand in the way" is about the toughest I've seen anyone point to.

That was bit of hyperbole on my part, but it seemed like some writers were getting on the Orioles for not just letting this happen. I don't blame the Orioles for standing in the way, when there is a contract in place, when it certainly looks like some tampering has taken place and considering some of the tactics the Blue Jays have used here.

With that being said, I just want this to be over at this point.

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I have a thought...perhaps Williams and Rizzo weren't really all that interested?

I don't know about Rizzo, but there were plenty of stories and insider chatter about Williams being interested, but the White Sox blocked him.

Kenny Williams confirmed Sunday afternoon he considered resigning from the White Sox in order to pursue other opportunities if they arose.

Earlier, a FoxSports.com report surfaced that Williams -- the team’s executive vice president and former general manager -- would have interest in replacing Toronto Blue Jays president/CEO Paul Beeston when he retires. The report also suggested the White Sox have hesitated to give Williams permission to interview for the position.

Williams, who is in town for the Winter Meetings, which get undeway Monday, confirmed earlier remarks made to WSCR-670 AM. He declined to further comment on the situation. He told the Tribune "that ship has sailed" and it's "not new."

“I said when asked that in a situation like this, one has to re-evaluate everything, take stock and look at all options,” Williams said. “I would be lying if I didn’t say that (resigning) was one of them. I am here focused on making the White Sox the best possible team we can.”

http://www.csnchicago.com/white-sox/kenny-williams-considered-leaving-white-sox-other-opportunities

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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2329731-dan-duquette-rumors-latest-buzz-and-speculation-on-execs-future-with-orioles

I am so confused because I read on here all off-season this was a non-issue and Dan was staying? What changed?

If the Jays make an unprecedented offer, then it is silly for the Orioles to refuse it. Everyone is available for the right price.

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I dont' know who Jeff Hoffman is but he was drafted 9th in the draft last year is 22 and just had Tommy John surgery? Seems like we could do better that. We are talking about someone who could never pitch in the major leagues potentially.

Give me prospects that are sure things and a year or less away from playing in the bigs.

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I can see a bigger rivalry coming out of this. Especially once you add in the fact that Donaldson is now with them.

I am old enough to remember when this was a genuine rivalry, period. Beginning in 1989, I hated the Blue Jays more than any professional or collegiate sports team in North America. Those early 90s Blue Jays were as talented a team as I have seen, and it killed me that we just could never get over the hump against them. It wasn't until about 2003 that I stopped hating that team.

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