- Jim Duquette
James "Jim" Duquette was the general manager of the
New York Metsfor the 2004 season, before the team replaced him with Omar Minaya. Duquette subsequently stayed with the Mets in a front office job for a full season before moving on to the Baltimore Orioles. With the Orioles former vice president of baseball operations, where he worked under Mike Flanagan, the team's general manager.
Jim Duquette's tenure as the Mets' GM is largely remembered for the trade of top pitching prospect
Scott Kazmirto the Tampa Bay Devil Raysfor the injury-prone and unproductive Victor Zambrano, which may have cost Duquette his job. As of 2007, Kazmir has appeared in an All Star game, while Zambrano did almost nothing for Mets, and is currently not active, having been released by Toronto.
Duquette was a standout baseball player himself at Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Duquette's cousin,
Dan Duquettealso was a major league general manager with the Montreal Exposand the Boston Red Sox.
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