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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlueJays?src=hash">#BlueJays</a> have ended negotiations to acquire <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Orioles?src=hash">#Orioles</a> GM Dan Duquette, according to <a href="https://twitter.com/ShiDavidi">@ShiDavidi</a>. Orioles' asking price was too high. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MLB?src=hash">#MLB</a></p>— Max Wildstein (@MaxWildstein) <a href="

">January 25, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Negotiations for Dan Duquette are over after the Toronto Blue Jays refused to consider the Baltimore Orioles’ demands for promising right-hander Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation for the executive.

A deal between the American League East rivals was at no point close, and it appears a saga that’s lingered since word first leaked on the eve of the winter meetings in December is at last over.

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Good. Dan can blame Toronto. They didn't think highly enough of him to pay the piper. And the Orioles thought enough of him to not just give him away.
Baltimore Orioles’ demands for promising right-hander Jeff Hoffman and two other top prospects as compensation for the executive.

All he had to do was tell Ed Rogers to do it if he really wanted to go.

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And the worst part is all those twitter experts that proclaimed a deal was near will be forgotten.

It went like this.

Dan isn't going.

Dan would be interested in going.

Dan is under contract.

Compensate the Orioles.

Dan, they did not want you.

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If the O's could have received a top prospect or two in exchange for Duquette, I'm actually a little upset that this may not happen, especially after reading Roch's article about how the organization would still be "in good hands" if Dan left, not to mention any concerns over his now possibly damaged relationship with Angelos.

But, if the O's were only going to get back a fringe prospect, middle reliever or Dioner Navarro, I'm really glad we can move on.

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