Dan Duquette-to-the-Blue Jays is getting closer. And could cost Toronto a nice prospect

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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:

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.