New Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette has begun the reconstruction of his front office, announcing the hiring of a new amateur scouting director Monday while re-assigning pro scouting director Lee MacPhail IV, one of the top lieutenants in the club's previous regime.
Dan Duquette said he's up to the challenge of turning around the Orioles after 14 straight losing seasons. The club's new executive vice president plans to 'build a perennial contending club' through the farm and scouting systems.
The Orioles appear to be zeroing in on Dan Duquette as their next general manager. The former Boston Red Sox and Montreal Expos GM returned to Baltimore on Saturday for his second meeting with the Orioles in two days.
Dan Duquette is one of likely only four more candidates who will interview for the Orioles' general manager job. After speaking with the Phillies' Scott Proefrock on Thursday, the club will bring in the former Red Sox general manager Friday.