On Monday, Baltimore Orioles General Manager Dan Duquette will join the rest of the general managers from around the MLB at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida.
The Baltimore Orioles general manager should be busy chatting with other GMs looking for good deals on players to fill the holes in the lineup.
He will also most likely be discussing his own players with teams who have shown interest.
Let the wheeling and dealing begin
The Winter Meetings are an exciting time in the off-season as plenty of wheeling and dealing happens in the lobbies, private rooms, and dining tables. Now that the Los Angeles Angels have Shohei Ohtani and Giancarlo Stanton is wearing pinstripes, the rest of the players in free agency and the trading block can be freely discussed.
Several teams have new general managers and many teams are in various states of rebuilding or contending. As a team that finished near the bottom, but not close enough to the bottom, the Orioles are in their own unique position. With several good players in their final year of Orioles control and several expensive needs, Duquette is neither in full rebuild nor in full contention. He is also in the last year of his contract as the O’s GM, so his moves could make or break his future.
It is certain that he has holes to fill in the lineup and those spots should be at the top of his shopping list. He will be one of the busiest executives at the Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort.