According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, the Orioles have reached an agreement with Dan Duquette for the 53-year-old to become Baltimore's next general manager. Bowden reports that a press conference could be held announcing Duquette as Andy McPhail's replacement as early as Monday.
Duquette hasn't worked in Major League Baseball since the Red Sox fired him prior to the 2002 season. He had served as the Sox' GM from 1994-2002, having held the same position with the Montreal Expos from 1991-94. While with the Red Sox, Duquette guided the organization to an American League East title in 1995, along with Wild Card berths in '98 and '99.
Duquette also interviewed for the Angels' general managers position in October before Los Angeles chose Jerry DiPoto.
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FOXBORO -- Shaun Ellis, Kevin Faulk and Taylor Price are among the Patriots inactives for today's game against the Giants at Gillette Stadium. Faulk returned off the PUP list last week from knee reconstruction and led the Patriots with six carries. He acknowledged being "sore" this week and was listed as questionable on the Friday injury report. With Price and Faulk inactive, Julian Edelman is active for the game and eligible to play.
Price showed up late Saturday on the injury report with a hamstring injury after fully participating all week in practice and not appearing on Friday's injury report. Ellis was also questionable with a knee injury before being deactivated for Sunday's game.
Also inactive are linebackers Dane Fletcher and Jermaine Cunningham, quarterback Ryan Mallett and Donald Thomas.
For the Giants, CB Prince Amukamara (foot), center David Baas (knee), receiver Hakeem Nicks (hamstring) and running back...
There is no deal to report after the NBA and the union that represents the players met for eight and a half hours in New York on a new collective bargaining agreement. There is however, a new ultimatum from the NBA: Accept a new proposal by the close of business on Wednesday or their offer goes back to 47 percent of the BRI and a "flex-cap." The post-Wednesday offer as articulated by Stern is a hard-line position.
The union was not happy with the proposal or the new deadline.
"We made the moves that we needed to make to get this deal done on the economics, and we're being given an ultimatum," NBPA president Derek Fisher said. "We will assess where we stand, but right now, we have been given the ultimatum. And our answer is that that's not acceptable to us."
Fisher said the union offered to lower their spilt of the BRI to 51 percent, which has come down once again from their previous offer of 52.5 percent. But...
Tyler Seguin recorded his first career hat trick and Tim Thomas stopped 24 shots as the Bruins rolled to a 7-0 win over the Maple Leafs in Toronto on Saturday night. It was the B's second win over Toronto this season and the first time they have had back-to-back victories this season.
Seguin got the scoring started with a power play goal in the first period and then added a second tally early in the second. Milan Lucic scored a short time later and the rout was on. Seguin scored his third goal of the game later in the second and David Krejci made it 5-0 just 15 seconds later, chasing Toronto goalie Ben Scrivens.
The Bruins added two more goals in the third period as Lucic scored his second before Greg Campbell capped the scoring. Patrice Bergeron had three assists.
For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/bruins.
The Patriots have activated Ron Brace from the physically unable to perform list and placed him on their 53-man active roster.
The second-round draft pick in 2009 out of Boston College has played in only 22 games over the last two and a half seasons and was placed on the PUP list coming out of training camp. He played in 13 games last season, starting five, and recorded 28 tackles.
For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Johnny Manziel had his arraignment today, and a Texas Judge has ordered that he cannot contact his former Girlfriend; the guys react, and talk about the obscurity on which "Johnny Football" might be teetering.
Will there be a big trade? What should the C's do with their draft picks this year? Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Danny's options
Glenn and Christian delve deep into Lou "Gossiping" on Kirk Minihane's "Enough About Me" Podcast; accompanied by select audio clips
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
Kirk Minihane sits down with co-worker and often times nemesis, Lou Merloni, to talk about their past altercations and their own philosophies about radio. Kirk and Lou discuss some of the issues they have with working at the station and their disagreements with management.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian check in with Raffi Melkonian to get his insight on the 2nd Circuit court's decision and what Tom Brady's options are going forward.More from this show
We check in for the national perspective on Tom Brady's reinstated suspension from MMQB/SI's Peter KingMore from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the reports surrounding Prince and his drug use.More from this show
Glenn, Lou and Christian (and ESPN) react to the news that Tom Brady will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season.More from this show
The guys react to the performance of the ESPN broadcast team.More from this show