Does Dan Duquette have inside information or is he crazy?

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  1. Brian Perry

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    Dan Duquette, GM of the Boston Red Sox, made several comments pertaining to the team today, including this nugget:
     
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    My vote is that Duquette is a delusional dumbass.
    Thank goodness we got rid of that "washed up" Roger Clemens fellow, eh Dan?
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    As a long time Red Sox fan, I really wish they would show Duquette the door already!!
     
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    As a long time Yankees Fan, I wished they would show Duquette a life-long contract to remain the Red Sox General Manager. [​IMG]
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    As a longtime baseball fan, I wish the administration could get their head out of their collective asses and introduce a salary-cap to this great game. HELLO - it works! Contraction? The sharks are already circling. Fucking PATHETIC! [​IMG]
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    I can't argue with the need for a salary cap and true revenue sharing. Even though my Yankees are the biggest market in baseball, I would not mind sharing some of that revenue to have competitive baseball every season.
    However, I believe that contraction is a necessity. They never should have added Arizona and Tampa, but now that AZ are the champs and Tampa is doing "ok", they can't very well just get rid of those 2.
    There are too many teams in MLB right now. There is a dilution of talent and the schedules are all screwed up.
    I think the removal of at least 2, and even 4 teams over the next 3-5 years would go a long way to fixing the game. Of course, implementing spending regulations and getting rid of Bud Selig would help too, but I get ahead of myself.
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  9. Steven K

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    Duquette is a moron.
    We here in Boston are praying for his departure from the Sox.
    Here is a guy who has, quite possibly, one of the finest ensembles of talent in MLB.
    Pedro.
    Nomar.
    Manny.
    Nixon.
    But what does he do? He waits until the season is all but lost and the Sox are completely out of the race, and them demands that Pedro return to pitch even when hsi own pitching coach is telling him that Pedro isn't ready to go. Why, because "the fans" are demanding it.
    Get a clue, Dan... or you won't have Pedro around for much longer. And then the people in Boston would REALLY not be happy.
    EDIT: I just saw on the news that Duquette is considering bringing Carl Everett back to the Red Sox. Hehehe, need I say more?
    Maybe, if we're REALLY lucky, we can snatch Michael Irvin and Shawn Kemp too!
    [Edited last by Steven K on November 15, 2001 at 09:55 PM]
     
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    The answer is
    Yes
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    Yes
     
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    What Steven K said!
    As a member of the Fellowship of the Miserable here in Boston I can say with complete accuraccy that the Duke is an idiot. It's obvious that he has no clue as to what's going on all around him. Everyone knows that he's destroyed this team with his handling of the Carl Everett/Jimy Williams situation and now he's talking about BRINGING EVERETT BACK? Good god.
    And the mock dispersal draft? Pure Duke. I'd be shocked if this was based on inside info. Much more likely that it's just the Duke sitting down with Stat Man and day-dreaming.
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    Stephen L,
    I agree with some of your comments regarding Clemens but not all. While he wasn't in good shape in those last years he also suffered from a severe lack of run support as well as a bullpen that would find ways to lose a lead.
    He had the second 20K game in that last season. He must have had something left, right?
    BTW, congrats to Clemens on the 6th Cy young. One hell of a pitcher.
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    The Duke will be the least of your worries if Jeremy Jacobs gets his hands on the Sox [​IMG]
    Oh wait a minute, I'm not a Red Sox fan, So who cares? [​IMG]
    This might be of some amusement to you Fenway Faithful
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