duke did a pretty decent job when he was in montreal. he built the '94 team. He also made some nice moves with the Sox. He'll always be blasted for his personality, the "roger clemens is in the twilight of his career" stuff after 1996, and a few awful signings (jose offerman, john valentin, the 2002 team), but Pedro, Manny, Damon, Wakefield, Varitek, and Lowe were his boys on the '03 - '04 teams. I think he's sharp enough to improve the Os, but I thought MacPhail was as well.