When Dan Duquette was hired roughly a year ago as the club’s executive vice president, the Orioles pointed to his impressive track record in the past with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox.
He was in charge of some very good teams – although none went to the World Series. Of course, the Expos in 1994 might have had the season not ended in August due to labor unrest.
And Duquette was one of the primary architects of the Red Sox team that twice won world championships after he left.
So, yeah, Duquette’s teams were pretty good. But I guess I didn’t realize just how good until baseball statistician Bill Arnold sent me a chart with the lifetime win-loss records of...