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Dan Duquette, Orioles GM, on the upcoming trade deadline

Jul 26, 2013|

Dan Duquette joins the program to discuss the upcoming deadline, what the price may be for starting pitching, and gives an inside look to how GM's are communicating these days.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- -- -- 937 WE EIU guys been patient to back -- phones -- promising Andrew and Jeff and George everybody else are from -- -- earlier this hour. I played the Red Sox play for Baltimore guy was a GM here. Now the GM for the Baltimore Orioles on the couple hours we've -- huge series in the American League east Dan Duquette rejoins the show hey Dan -- little -- Are -- here. We're doing excellent gets this time a year and you guys have made some moves already prior to the actual deadline but can you guesstimate how many phone calls a day here make an evolving your team in trades as you approach the the Wednesday deadline for Major League Baseball trade. Well you know a lot of it is done by tech now so you can do really yeah. Call us Agassi you get your text that feed your text in the brewers say what are you wanna give up for K Iraq question mark smiley face here's our -- you know it's a -- he was tone in attacks so it. Did you know. Yeah yes I did have a couple conversations with Doug Melvin and the brewers and at least Thomas went up. The current stadium a couple of weeks ago and -- -- now is. Who -- that ship there are so you know which we do have human contact. But you could eliminate a lot of -- steps that could be answered tax you know find out. Would they lie naked and when they don't like so that an eventual buddies here. Did you -- me a couple moves here you -- Feldman from Chicago for. -- open and Harriett up but did that K -- one -- one -- talk to -- -- because you know bullpen -- -- -- bullpen and you guys have a very good one as it is you're depicting him up for nick del Monaco that baseball America had as a -- before prospect. Let the Roosevelt big asking price speaks selling price you keep in mind about the team's Kazaa people think maybe they try to keep my way from Boston might be just there's -- Well I just that the secondary consideration but really for us. You know we are reluctant sort of experience that your. And somebody to bolster our our bullpen. And you know K rod has the experience of over 300 says what he's got. Over 35 -- in the postseason and you know with a good record so he's got -- he's got a proven track record and yeah you know I understand. The value. You know prospects of one of those. Important values is to be illustrated and terrorists to help -- -- Over the top so. You're the go to Red Sox I traded Frankie Rodriguez. -- certainly yes so there soda per you know where. The old. You know I mean we're just on the other side of the corn trying to participate in the American League east there and hearing the veteran pitcher for the stretch and they -- helpful. You get a couple of guys like Lou mentioned and you do it that way ahead of the deadline you know I wondered dance that's done purposely do you go into this month of July and say -- like to make deals before we get an actual date because. The price Michael up more teams involved is that a consideration this time a year. Well the you know -- Syrian uninteresting. Quote you should you're gonna make it feel -- you're gonna get your clock corn that was way back in in June. But it all for we had a number reporters have hundred years and our pitching wasn't as strong as it needed to be -- and we gave some pitchers that you know chances that. Citizen help us. Like a military hardware and we just decided that it couldn't help or in this year we're gonna look there aren't -- it could help partners -- an -- betrayed. Four Feldman because. You know via the American League east is so competitive. You know any game -- -- and anytime of the year you know could be as. Deciding. Factor in the into the playoffs and eventually player for the so I you know I thought it was. You know -- the price was decent. You know we would go and get some friction so as soon as we couldn't fortunately got settlement from the coaches help stabilize the rotation we got. -- and back about the same time that Feldman joins us and then. You know our our kitchens and pretty decent over the last couple weeks and that's a lot of bullpen a rest and hopefully. You know -- -- sort of. Did back in 1998 that trade abrupt page to roll over here we gave up Pavano and Tony Armas junior sent. Is that hard these days to go and get a guy like Pedro just seems that the smaller market teams are even able to kind of tie up -- young pitchers early on their careers. Yeah you know you have to -- important. Noted that the kids and a little bit different now. There's there's a couple of more. Mechanisms in place for the you have mid and small market clubs to compete and -- little bit better sharing of revenues at these. -- the league level you know sort of a -- sort of media revenues are distributed little bit more evenly. But you know I got to tell you you know the what all the changes made you know -- team to have more resources there are still able to invest. More broadly and as one example -- interviewed via the Dodgers. They felt that the competition last year to get quake that he would come -- from Cuba went to Mexico and they -- the market parent you know I got a terrific player. You know keep if you have more resources. And you're prudent about wearing dress and still have a better chance to do do more clients and also based in March and still have a significant. There's varied but I I think baseball you think because we -- You know -- look at the trade market for relievers say he could sit there and say -- the range a few years back with Adams and we are -- played a well. For them they -- give up -- guys have now and hunter and Chris Davis I want to ask you about presented -- on in the day at the -- The conversation do you talk with the evolution of Chris Davis shoots him adjusting numbers and it in explaining maybe the production. To go along with his power really this year the way it's gotta come out. Well you know that wrote the great trade for the rose and both Carter and there should have been really good contributions that. I think a big thing -- Chris Davis is that earlier this year you're inside the strike zone and you you didn't expand its start on where it'll look at those -- Sony was so waiting for his fit in the strike zone and when he got to -- -- be able to. Uses power to all parts of all parties a lot of ball out there are home ballpark here. The look feel and no recently. He has been expand the strike zone but. That the big go to up I think in this production is really related to put this -- support. Earlier in the air and of course got that great power and an -- you know put that more regularly. It was reported by the folks at mass and -- that you guys scouted Miguel Alfredo Gonzales pretty heavily is that correct. What we've Miguel Gonzalez desire to him. My Alfredo I'm talking about the DQ. The other -- -- Alfredo in the middle of us tries his middle name to separate that Sudan. You know the other documented it's -- Yet it's it was reported do you scout and -- it's also reporting guys won't jump into the fray but. Was curious if you did what you saw from him because a lot of people appear a little myself included -- -- this guy's been a guy can had he not to give company prospects of the deadline you can plug demand. Rotation a couple of starts and and wanna get your thoughts on. Yeah -- the I hear the Dodgers in the Red Sox are on them and you know that they're there through the front runners. And that that speaks to my order these major markets and seven. Where they can deploy the resources but. -- -- some consider him as they'd. Read it made -- to a -- who promote and help. And you know I don't think you would have to be in that order to. -- that kind of money it is it's gonna pick beside him so. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Play effectively which we just brought up a Cuban popular -- here. You'll see this weekend and Henry hit. Respect these five who wouldn't certainly we've sent a triple. And. He would -- think street 67 internationally I would secure password from opposite route that -- trust. So a lot of Cubans are still in that they have terrific ability and they can make your immediate impact so wouldn't surprise me if Gonzales in the sense that I. You know there -- talk about the obvious his -- Genesis situation for a lot of us look at him more as GM side of it when you. Invest in players free agency extend your role players. You're looking at value on the field how he makes your team better do you think they'll be at -- him MLB looks at it of the union looks at it and says -- Did you get just gave the -- five is a hundred million dollars a year later you find out that maybe he's not the same player because he's not on the stuff. Do you think there's a point -- based Boston looked into possibly voiding contracts getting busted for steroids. Well they go to -- that report. You know it's all about Pia. You know the cost benefit analysis and in particular looked. Brought situation -- over a hundred million dollars. And you got suspended. And what's as far as climate like -- 3% -- Yes lose three and a half million and that that that's like and agencies to right and that's not a really big penalty. Grew up -- so you know I think that that speaks to year increase since penalties. The commissioners -- implements and you know that there's there's there's. It progress in but you know obviously there's more work -- but. Well you know I think the commissioners program that is good one and is it it's working and I know it's very unfortunate for the sand in these markets. Like like in Milwaukee it makes it very very difficult. Well it's difficult because you just never know when it's gonna and Dan and to that end up on with this we talked to. -- -- earlier this hour and asked about lifetime -- you know Fay Vincent. Has come out recently and said let's treat PED's like. We treat gambling in the sport and once you do once you're out of a game in your contract gone NC go -- you'll never -- involved. In Major League baseball's a GM effect came across your desk from Bud Selig and it was. One striking -- out of the game altogether would you be OK with that. Well. You know it it's kind of hard it's kind of hard when you're trying to help. Players' performance the cup but they're. Abilities. Is this card this. Eliminated. Because they they took an extra step outside the rules so. I think that's a little bit stressed that frankly. You know that there's a lot more work -- courts regardless topic. And I would like to see your stiffer penalties that. I don't know but their lifetime -- Yeah and I don't see this issue as being in the same issue as and natural ballclub for example although. They're both related to being triggered yeah but I think there's a lot more discussion has to go on on this. On this performance enhancing. Topic and there are aren't -- more and more. Nutritional supplement -- you know these players perform effectively that are within the rules and I see a lot of players that are. Movement in that direction I mean it or not it is you can. -- your body recover quicker but how are you read and but have a disciplined approach to that news a lot of these natural. Supplements. You know I think that equipment. Boy put together very good team down their Baltimore entered a lot of -- the rest of the summer including this weekend and good luck the rest of the time it takes stock -- stance. Why does expect a lot quicker. Always appreciate Dan Duquette in season five days out the trade deadline has not take a few minutes and join us here. I'd GM of the Orioles on the AT&T hotline thank you Dan was good time is next -- docket -- More deals to be made with speed that the ten times faster than three G it's AT&T rethink possible you better have good -- server stroke unlimited texting. You are BG NN baseball that was most interesting thing MI said he definitely is emoticons. Do you want. This player question marks smiley face I'm sure that would you take this -- I expect our magic picked up the phone respected -- Nothing he can't really initially he just said most of our conversation down my text later. When he proposes a deal and Jim says no he sent the -- -- with an angry angry today I thought I. Smoke come out and -- He galloped like -- like that ought to Compaq answering to do also is different ones. On its but -- -- stoic that's great in this with to take this huge in this -- What you call talk about it but the death and where it goes. -- over ten in my mind deals get officially done only on text about this color only do that in principle point that anybody. You reached a deal this -- couple for him and no problem eminent -- draft -- next few grizzlies. 6177797937. That the phone number eighteen tee decks life. 379 -- 37 injured Jeff George all your phone calls an -- explore. It is if you as a fan we've asked the for a player we've asked GM. If Fay Vincent got his wish in baseball went to a lifetime ban would you be OK with that the only part of our final hour -- going --

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