Letter: Enough of Duquette giving away Orioles talent
Oct 21, 2016 | 7:42 PM
Dear Sports Editor:
I wonder how many sports fans are tired of hearing about all the great moves Orioles general manager Dan Duquette has made during his time with the Orioles? Are you as tied as I am seeing one of the worst starting staffs in all of baseball?
What a staff to choose from talent that he really gave away! Jake Arrieta (18-game winner in 2016, Cy Young in 2015) and Pedro Strop (long reliever) for a rental of two months. Eduardo Rodriguez ... for another two-month loaner for Andrew Miller. Zach Davies, an 11-game winner, for Gerardo Parra (now doing poorly for Colorado). Davies is a starter in Milwaukee.
Ariel Miranda for Wade Miley. He let Rich Hill go, who was the ace of Oakland's staff until recently traded to the Dodgers. Wow!
Can you imagine a staff to choose from in Arrieta, Rodriguez, Davis, Hill, and Miranda, Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, and Chris Tillman, and Darren O'Day, Brad Brach, Mychal Givens, Zach Britton, and Donnie Hart.