We’ve heard the drums beating on Dan Duquette — baseball’s 17th greatest GM of all time, if the rumors are to be believed — leaving the Orioles to become the Blue Jays’ new CEO. It seems that business is gaining steam. And that the teams are talking compensation now:
If a TOR/Duquette deal is finished, compensation will be substantial. Jeff Hoffman discussed.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 22, 2015
Hoffman is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but was still a first round selection despite everyone knowing he needed it. That’s what happens when you’re 6’4″ with mid-90s velocity and, according to scouts, you possess two plus offspeed pitches and above-average control. Before being shut down, he posted a 2.94 ERA and 72/20 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings at East Carolina.
Is an executive worth that? Guess we’ll soon find out.