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Dan Duquette, Orioles GM, on the AL East

Apr 9, 2013|

Duquette joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the competitive AL East division, the Jackie Bradley Jr situation, and the Orioles.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

You down in the area trying to close this one up the pitch. Swing pops it up if they'd be able -- around the bricks and put the coaches boxy. Red Sox give up a home opener for the ninth straight year. Upon the Red Sox very homer for -- yeah you'll come back and bit. Innings by right -- Beat the Baltimore Orioles. Don't want the Red Sox. Their records of five to. What -- stardom. Or two and Miller was last year and here or. Also a group of guys it's been following through spring up -- this point it's just. It's easier to become new ballpark -- would be. As far as -- in good spirits are what are your team's winning them special effort game like yesterday -- was this despondent to get here. Knowing that they're there was no -- living person now. -- is legendary. From iron didn't he was what we beat them. You heard Jokester -- on the call your Clay Buchholz after the game -- elude ID 37 WEEI Red Sox go to five into early in the year. And they got two more against the Baltimore too surprised everybody a year ago maybe more expected this year how are they dealing with it. Guy who put together these last couple Baltimore Orioles teams Dan Duquette their general manager joins us on the eighteenth the -- line -- what little Dario. There -- good guys started their. Oh good Dan I think the guys off doing. You start the last year I think you get some guys swinging the bat well overall. He -- talking about this team I think -- people look at the one run games it look at the bullpen. What are your expectations of this team of people think that maybe he can't kind of keep that up maybe did that -- the head last year. Well it we returned the ball or those broad to straight to achieve that familiar. Court guys -- -- little water or guard Garrett we're. -- and there should -- our leaders so. You know we think we're going to be competitive yeah. You know -- big. You know we are ball they're better stronger sure -- -- last year guard. We're -- streak circular one or victims. But there are -- -- we are playing decent returns the ball every. You -- sword belt for a world -- orders. I think it's about expectations right Demi last year I don't wanna be critical but all the there's a lot of expectation on your team and you -- -- everybody by plane well. From beginning to end the -- and be in their right at the end of the year into the post season I mean this year. You open a publication you guys to pick first your picks second how different is it. Preparing this team this year when there are expectations on what you're both doing that division. Well you know being because a lot of people -- road trip to a world sure -- of the year accessible LeBron James look forward Juba. You know I don't know that there really -- ethic is different sub. You know we've been tried to our gold bar to -- New -- strict and -- in the at peace and pitching and defense and you know are brought. These young guys -- like each -- over there and to go with the right clarity guardianship -- this year -- -- You know -- -- these guys to go with a -- if they do you know our our goal I got pretty good bit sweeter Joseph Bo outlaw. You know established big league -- A basketball which outlook is cut ties and a couple Red Sox prospects one being obviously Jackie Bradley. Young kid coming up in him to be other guys in a Bogart's as a shortstop in the minors. Is your position switch in a future for him but -- Manny Machado now twenty years old came on the scene last year nineteen a position switches. Is this guy shortstop and a future mega party right now but how do you where you guys that with him. Slightly -- -- maybe good Williams -- third. You know you're you're you're very accurate -- the third. To start the double play any ritual where our double stuff more. He gave up in short you are -- Earl Weaver's. Edger or cute you know thorough search but I can't get bored or gonna or what we -- the big blue -- or the day we're sharp at all. You don't -- they're all good at third are the gold Glover. Over a year ago Eric Berry wrote earlier and also. I started reports so -- -- third period and -- -- are short W everything worked out. Joel Boyd got a stroke play good -- -- WBZ. Player of the battle and structure -- mr. Miller what are too. And -- also relate to those guys in nineteen years always in double late last year what was the the thought process what what did you guys see that made him -- was it more than ability wasn't make up what was. Think a big -- He every he had you know a lot of reality in the third player selected a couple of years ago they played a good what they're -- You load the minute -- big strong here -- We got. That's weird. -- fold his -- doesn't make a call get a courtesy try to maybe off the conference somebody in. Is is that would danced trying to do is -- -- premature -- and David talked don't. That was about a you can get him. You don't go of the area if -- hit the dirt that's what I gotta top ten bucks -- all ignited a bowl tackle Dan if you want to. Get ready hard during spring training and then being worked out -- double play it every I'm side beauty early pre game we were a little bit -- very. If -- new bit you know yet to practice stroke belt also aware of your origins what he did a great job defensively and he interviewed offered we have a lot of extra base hit or you're. So are -- going to be good bitter dispute globe scorched earth. -- in reference Iguodala Jackie Bradley because you bring up. Machado with you know I bought 800 at bats and hundred at bats or so in the minor leagues. You know how important is this he got a start on a trip down on double at least get the ball roll in the come up. It in your ego Jackie barely taken a year off to make and that jumper in the big leagues how difficult is that. Well I think it's a pretty big -- The only guys there -- the ability to do it. Enjoyed the child he has patient that void and -- work the broad field. And you -- to -- out of trouble what was thought to be strictly straight. Bradley would go to spring training he hit the ball sort of get doesn't play -- these shots. So be it you know -- -- spiritual thought. He certainly got a lot of -- -- you start -- We're talking a -- always GM Dan Duquette here on what load the the Jackie Bradley decision Dan were you surprised that he gets the start the year here when you guys are making your decisions. This service time -- become an issue because there was a stretch where they could held Jackie Bradley down at triple A or double play through this Friday. Brought up in guaranteed a year on the back in 2019. Of that deal is that 2008. Well you know up. There's so you don't know Derek Jeter could bring a player are -- they were all year. We know a lot of young guys tomorrow for the Bears to be about -- -- serious reason. Be an important trade committee is -- these guys to vote double activate it in it or. I don't -- all your -- particularly well I'd like to be on base there. So. You know all in due course to be everywhere right with a lot of first -- Wrigley that at your position or so you start it. The teams focused are you try to take a look at the video and figure out what cant hit and they start in his steady diet what it is that you don't have the spirit -- the way -- operate. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Grew out of school. You most of the guys given your system really haven't failed at all you know and maybe at some point the minor leagues that important do you put any weight on that to see a guy fail see how he rebounds and a minor leagues. Well yard is there. It's about. You know writer the big leagues -- -- everyday position where aired our. You know there's good -- bad about it earlier. Those that all Oilers so while -- yourself all the belt before you particularly. Go figure out what you got to do you look to see you know the go look at it also took all of that together -- order. -- You know if you have a good process to look good approach. It short well coach at Baylor. You salute you don't know where -- You guys had a surprised your last year and look at your offseason move heading into 2013 -- add some pitching depth you re signed Nate McLouth. Yeah you -- rule five guy but that that the big signing right it was it was a financial because a lot of times your team makes surprise run to go and spend money. That next year. BF face those same questions why wasn't there a big splash. So to speak this offseason after the great success last year. Well we we've we've got a lot of money we Europe players who perform well you only have a good year they get a lot better in your doctorate route it. All very soon we are tree there so. You know he's very. Additional or -- true or three million dollar -- where the -- years. Whereas here you are talking about our Yorkers Beirut's. Our readers -- Adam -- Just the level of jobs so they're out there I mean the court orders for a we had to go through a lot more bodies to their salary. You on the all -- sure -- in -- actual. That that would. You know those that are there and play and to bring those guys back there had great years though you -- And you know we tried to stop or several of our picture and some others are return -- -- -- in the -- guard liberal opinion. Feel more guitar players. Though got to trust so a lot -- you know good job -- reluctant. -- -- -- court ordered on the trade. Sort Ricardo and Dylan Bundy and -- because we're -- you know trot quality talent that we wanted to get a little bit more aren't the only developed. And you know what the guard the ball where they can help put her on the ball the -- unleash. Chicken around with -- about. Multiple strange for Albert garden on their pitching well. Just want to talk about it summary says to me I wanna see -- Dylan Bundy just yet there was a day where I want to see. David Price announced sick and tired looking have to be careful what you wish for. And I look at your rotation and I think that it came out. During the post season where. A lot of good starts a lot of quality starts but come post season it. Maybe lacked that one got a goal against the Verlander CC as it by the end of the year may be that guy is Bundy mean that guy is cost and where those guys will. What can you expect out of him this year. Well and you know a good point do we don't have Beriault also Lander we don't have a CC sabathia. Are -- made huge well. We -- paired up against. The best in the order -- -- You don't -- -- -- -- our best starter but you would go all eight you know on the -- starter in the category of order. He -- that. No wonder your Gaza might develop into a our starting pitchers. You know if it will put more are. -- go to dollars in real stable. Are still in good. And that I -- you saw yesterday and all of -- -- all it will whatever earned close -- gets hurt. Contending. Let you know there's only a couple of were aware of urgency about -- around the business. It was probably -- air or are the vote -- In the Archie and you know we are remote desert -- Is it weird to see this division -- being picked this kind of wide open division Dan for so many years you were part of it. It's Red Sox yankees re read the Yankees Red Sox and some semblance of order and this year it appears a lot more wide open that. -- -- Well I I I think you're very competitive every year you know several areas are on the road -- -- at the bit because they. We were great -- do -- and very competitive. Ed you know it's a lot older now back to being edited in you know we know we all -- up there. AA and -- try to capture the -- of all their. All the country doing it by you are. In the offseason -- -- the reds aren't there yet you -- pure here so you know this is -- -- -- to optimism. Every year but. You know all the leverage as last year there you know we're going to be up the competitiveness to look like. Yeah outside looking in last year plain as Boston Red Sox team and a different feel different look and it's. Only seven games into it but there seems to be a lot more whole lot more excitement the way they play what do you see as an agent may be a difference of and probably the first two starters out guest. Yeah -- you know our Lester and Cold -- -- tutorial go to their great record it. End alerts. -- book also -- -- are there you're all friends birdies all broke polo. You don't go out three guys that -- the -- it looked like all -- or. Last one for me you OK with your son be in a big TV star and he's an -- and up early broadcasts are here talk and social media damp. Yeah that you love to -- your broad -- live about who grew up around -- but. There are no problem will be loaded we realize Erica Erica very very fast in pro ball or. Miss one the last thing on a -- our last night but the but the final strikeout call down to Texas and in Tampa with the ball completely out of his -- -- Foster blew it there. We've had this discussion it's come up before a lot of people telling me that they should have a computerized strikes on I'd like the human element where do you stand on all the. OG. There. They have a better product that I beat good tomorrow -- Really bad that he gave -- get guard you know all right there I hope the -- he. Certain thought Goldsberry so by the Duke beat the good articles that -- Schuerholz. Are there still is great so we're all it's a good record includes Joseph Torre there's. Make sure you see the Manny home run Taiwan Dan Manny and a home run and in an what I want league and they they went bonkers you've got a savior NCA yes. They're very solid they're -- -- aerobic. Keep keep an eye on him did you might need him at some point to like keep an eye on him over there. Well I don't know did you hear when you're there. A good are already doing what they're here. Great stuff as always enjoy the series and a good Evian boss super couple days. I'm Dan -- GMT Orioles -- joining us on the AT&T -- AT&T forgy LT. We speed that the ten times faster than three jeetz AT&T. Rethink possible -- sort of New York camp right now. No robot strikes on three got a million Texas and robot strikes on quest tech go to that counts here -- richest. It. -- is a really bad belong called in the World Series were to strike the night and Angel Hernandez Marty Foster tight strike three. I just don't see it. I'll talk some more baseball Daniel Nava hero yesterday old -- 115 your calls at 6177797937. -- and loose portrait.

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