James Duquette was the general manager of the New York Mets for 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. Duquette is currently a host on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio.
Jim Duquette's tenure as the Mets' GM is largely remembered for the trade of top pitching prospect Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the injury-prone and unproductive Victor Zambrano. That very same day, Duquette also traded away future All-Star José Bautista.
Duquette was a standout baseball player himself at Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Duquette's cousin, Dan Duquette also was a major league general manager with the Montreal Expos and the Boston Red Sox and is currently the Executive Vice-President of Baseball Operations for the Baltimore Orioles. His brother, Pat Duquette is the head men's basketball coach at UMass Lowell.
He is currently the co-host of "Power Alley" with Mike Ferrin on Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio on Sirius 209 and XM 89.
For the 2012 season Duquette joined WFAN as a fill in commentator for their NY Mets radio broadcasts.
He is notorious on Sirius XM's MLB Network Radio for including seven teams in his top five rankings, or 12 in his top 10. And he still owes the Jargon a BBQ sandwich from Orioles' Camden Yards, as stated on the somewhat popular three-hour show, "Power Alley."