Dan Duquette still candidate for Blue Jays president


Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the blurb …

Dan Duquette, GM, Orioles — According to a major league source, Duquette is still in the running for the Blue Jays president’s job. This is a sensitive subject and confidentiality has been very high. Orioles owner Peter Angelos doesn’t have to let Duquette go even if it’s for a higher title and paygrade. In order for this to advance, the teams would have to agree on compensation — money, players, etc. — which is where these deals usually break down.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal said last month that Duquette wants to leave for Toronto, but Angelos is standing in his way. So if the Jays really want Duquette — who’s been tremendously successful in Baltimore — they may have to give up some legitimate on-field talent.

The O’s won their first American League East championship since 1997 last season. They also won 85 games in 2013 and 93 games in 2012. Duquette was hired as executive vice president in November 2011.