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JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) tweeted at 11:46 AM on Sun, Nov 25, 2012:

Coming up at the top of the hour on FRONT OFFICE...Orioles GM Dan Duquette....join us Sirius 209 XM 89

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Does anybody have Sirius or XM that can listen and summarize?

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JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) tweeted at 0:09 PM on Sun, Nov 25, 2012:

I asked Dan Duquette if I could count the Orioles "out" on Greinke and Hamilton...he said I would never say never so I wouldn't count us out

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JIM BOWDEN ‏@JimBowdenESPNxm

Dan Duquette made it clear to us on our SiriusXM show to "not expect high ticket items" this off-season..."no Blue Jay $160m transactions"

Just sad spend all that money you made last year.

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1) Duquette doesn't understand how Gomes can go from 1mm last year to 5mm in Boston as a part time DH. "Those kind of economics don't work in Baltimore"

2) We will be active in the free agent market

3) Likes Casilla. Switch hitter, good arm, speed, good defender

4) on Trayvon - switch hitter, real good speed, power potential

5) on Reynolds, we turned down an 11mm option on him. We could bring him back, but if not, we have in house options

6) We have told clubs we are looking for a 1b, LF, or DH, and one that would preferably be a MOO bat

7) Really wants to see what Urrutia can do

8) When pressed on Greinke and Hamilton, he said that he wouldn't count us out of it, but the value for us is in the draft. Again reiterated that the economics in Baltimore don't work for us as big time spenders in FA

9) When asked about our rotation he seemed to say that our first four guys are Tillman, Chen, Hamel and Gonzalez.

10) Then we have Britton, and Steve Johnson "who other teams like"

11) We are going to look for more pitching because you can never have enough

12) on Gonzalez, outstanding control and two plus pitches. Pitched great again the Yankees in the playoffs

13) Tillman won 17 games last year between the minors and majors. Pitched like a TOR last year for us, said Duq

14) McLouth - real good last couple months for us and we want him back. Buck likes him. He would be a good compliment to Reimold

15) What it is like working for Angelos - Peter wants nothing more than to give the fans a good team to root for. He was engaged with the team. The 18 inning affair in Seattle had over 60k viewers at 4am when the game went over. Said he talked to Angelo's the next day to tell him he wanted to bring a pitcher up and Angelo's said he should have called him after the game was over as he stayed up to watch it himself. He was loving the fact of being in NY for the playoff games

16) Buck and Peter are old pros

17) When asked about Marlins trade, it's a real interesting trade. Backloaded a lot of contracts and it didn't work and they dismantled it. BJ's paid a fair price in the young players they gave up. They spent a lot of money, but they have put people on notice that they want to win. Duq thinks that the way they Marlins work is a viable way of winning in today's game

18). We know who we are in Baltimore and we know what we can support (financially)

19) Chris Davis had a breakout year. Apparently he is up for a Gibby (Gibbie) award for breakout hitter

20) Machado is up for a Gibby award for play of the year against TB (the spin play where he caught the guy off of 3rd)

21) We are not going to spend 175 mm to get into contention

22) We will get some more "Casilla and Robinson" type players in the coming weeks

23) Bundy came along in his development of his change-up last year. Doesn't know where he will start this year

24) Gausman has an excellent sinker, top notch change up and advanced control. Both (Bundy) have a chance to help our team next year

25) Viewership was up over 50% on our network (MASN)

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I love it, personally.

And I enjoy watching the "spend the money" crowd squirm everytime Duquette opens his mouth. But the man knows what he's doing.

Is the opposite side of that sweeping description the "I love penny-pinching so Angelos can get richer" crowd?

I mean to just group us all in the "spend the money" crowd because we don't celebrate solely dumpster diving would create an equally polarizing opposite reaction.

I like DD quite a bit but I think if he's saying he wants to only look for bargains it's because of constraints his "impoverished" owner has bestowed on him.

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2) we will be active in the free agent market

Love this! Sizemore, Feldman, a lot of guys can be impact contributors in right scenario. Wonder what return we can get for Britton or S. Johnson. Also, like pitching part. You never can had enough pitching. That's why we need to explore market for cheap but solid pitcher arms.

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So were not out on Greinke or Hamilton ...But we arent paying for high ticket free agents. I love the contradiction.

Cant rule out Hamilton and Grienke until after Christmas. Season ticket plans make nice stocking stuffers. The hint of Hamilton and/or Grienke is just to string the fans along. I give in, and have accepted it. I just wonder how many of tjose wanting the O's to save money, will be caling for DD job, when the O's are back in 5th place and back to the out of it by july norm? Im sure most will use it as bait to start calling for the trades of Wieters, Hardy, Markakis, and Hammel. That wat Angelos can pocket even more money.

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Thanks for the recap Paul. Can you elaborate a little on the call he made to Angelos about bringing up another pitcher after the 18 inning game. Did it sound like he had to get permission to bring up a pitcher? I sure hope not.

I got the impression that it was just a formality of letting the owner know

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I love it, personally.

And I enjoy watching the "spend the money" crowd squirm everytime Duquette opens his mouth. But the man knows what he's doing.

Well get ready to enjoy it, because I am squirming like crazy. I cannot stand 90% of the tone of this interview...it makes me sick to my stomach to be honest.

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