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In case you missed Andy MacPhail's hour-long appearance on The Anita Marks Show, here are a few quick hits:

He doesn't believe there are any grounds for the Orioles to protest last night's game.

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He doesn't expect negotiations with first-round draft pick Matt Wieters to "percolate" until about two weeks before the Aug. 15 deadline for signing the catcher, knowing that adviser Scott Boras isn't in a hurry to get a deal done.

MacPhail doesn't have much of a past relationship with Boras, since the small-market Twins weren't usually in the running for his high-priced clients. But he was the Cubs' president when they signed Greg Maddux.

MacPhail drafted one Boras client in the first round while serving as the Twins' general manager - catcher Jason Varitek, who didn't sign. The Twins had two first-round picks that year and knew they could secure Torii Hunter, so they figured Varitek was worth the gamble.

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