Andy MacPhail is now gone and the search process for his replacement is now over. The Orioles have now left the future of the franchise in the capable hands of Dan Duquette.
Duquette is no stranger to leading the baseball operations side of a franchise. Duquette was a GM twice in his career, with the Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox, although he has not been in the game since 2002. That's nine years, which is pretty significant.
It is clearly too early to call, but it seems that the Orioles emerged from being rejected multiple times to find a great man for the job. Here are seven reasons why Dan Duquette will be the right fit for the Orioles.