Dan Duquette isn’t always included in the discussions of Red Sox fans who reflect on the key characters responsible for the 2004 World Series.
Perhaps the longtime former MLB general manager should be. Duquette recently joined the New England Baseball Journal Podcast and reflected on his stints as a GM of the Montreal Expos (1991 to 1994), Red Sox (1994 to 2002) and Baltimore Orioles (2012 to 2018).
“I’ve been able to turn the teams around at each of my stops,” Duquette said. “That seems to be my niche.”
Duquette, a two-time Major League Baseball Executive of the Year, is credited for being the architect of the great Montreal Expos teams in the early 1990s. In the strike-shortened season of 1994, the Expos had the best record in baseball when the season ended prematurely.