Interesting Q&A with Baltimore Oriole general manager Jim Duquette ’88.

After working in the New York Mets front office for 14 years, Jim Duquette, 40, was named the Orioles’ vice president for baseball operations on Oct. 20, 2005. A two-time All-New England selection as an outfielder at Williams College in Massachusetts, Duquette began his pro baseball career as an assistant to the Mets’ scouting and minor league departments in 1991. On June 12, 2003, he was named the Mets’ interim general manager; the interim tag was removed a little more than four months later. Duquette oversaw the development of current Mets stars Jose Reyes and David Wright, but also drew criticism for trading prospect Scott Kazmir, now one of the best young pitchers in the game, to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for pitcher Victor Zambrano.

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