Quick hits from Duquette

It’s been a quiet day for the Orioles –who did reach an agreement with reliever Darren O’Day last night– but the club looks like its closer to making a few moves in Nashville.

*The Orioles have a few trade offers for starting pitching out there, said executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. They also met with Chris Davis’ agent Scott Boras, and remain interested in him. They don’t know what the outside market is for Davis, but Duquette said, “We have a clear idea what the market is for Chris in Baltimore. That’s clear.”

*Duquette said the club has been “aggressive” in trying to land a left-handed hitting outfielder.

*As for pitching, Orioles are trying to acquire one starter to fill Wei-Yin Chen’s spot. They’re hoping the rest of the rotation can improve on last year, Duquette said. He also noted that the market on Chen will probably not allow the Orioles to bring him back, which isn’t news to anyone who has been following along with the Os.

*The team also agreed to a two-year extension with their Class A affiliate, the Delmarva Shorebirds. That contract runs through 2018.

I’ll have more notes and quotes up shortly on Orioles.com.

4 Comments

What you are relying on your starting pictures from last year???? Baltimore fans be prepared for another loss season Orioles have admitted they are looking to sign one starter not two or three we are doomed, same results as last year mav be 50/50 win loss record. By: Frank Kalita, 40 year Baltimore Sports Fan.

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At the end of the day the OS will most likeley get other teams CRAP that they don’t want

Heard dan duquette say he hopes his rotation pitches better. hate to hang my hat on that. Question. What do Orioles have to trade to get a decent pitcher. No real hot prospects and the tradeable players, machado, jones, o’day, schoop and trumbo are all needed. The rotation at this point arguably is the worst in baseball. One pitcher will not make that much of a differance. Tillman is consistent, Jimenez inconsistant to bad, Gonzalez most time can’t pitch into the sixth inning and the great hope Gausman has yet to prove he can win. Being able to resign Davis would be very good, but he can’t pitch. I echo above comments.

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