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Blue jays GM out !! #525077
29/10/2015 11:38
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Here we go again


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: mlbbirdfan] #525078
29/10/2015 11:43
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Wow.


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: BaseBawl] #525079
29/10/2015 11:47
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Won't be Duke. He wanted to be president, not GM


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: mlbbirdfan] #525080
29/10/2015 11:48
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I might trade even up.


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: BaseBawl] #525093
29/10/2015 12:33
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DD is gone. Last year such a thing would have upset me. Now, I'm not sure. Last offseason really left a bad taste in my mouth for many reasons, not the least of which is the absolute failure to do anything to improve this team. How much of that was DD and how much of that was Angelos being unwilling to part with a nickel, we don't know. I suspect it's mostly the latter, and the best we can hope for as O's fans is to have a GM who is creative, like DD is. Give him a free-spending owner to go along with that creativity, and then you might really have something. I'll bet the Jays go after him again.


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: BaseBawl] #525094
29/10/2015 12:33
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Twitter rumblings suggesting new Prez didn't exactly endear himself to the front office when he showed up. And Shapiro's role took power away from Anthopoulos if he re-upped, so he said "no thanks". Interestingly, he managed to negotiate extensions for all of his front office guys before he bailed. Seems like a stand-up guy. Toronto will probably regret letting him go.


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: Great8] #525095
29/10/2015 12:35
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Originally Posted By: Great8
I'll bet the Jays go after him again.
They can't offer him a promotion anymore. It would be a lateral move and maybe even, as Anthopoulos would argue, a demotion.


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: smitty] #525096
29/10/2015 12:43
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Originally Posted By: smitty
Originally Posted By: Great8
I'll bet the Jays go after him again.
They can't offer him a promotion anymore. It would be a lateral move and maybe even, as Anthopoulos would argue, a demotion.

I'm sure technically that's true, but isn't it all semantics? Couldn't they give him another title that's better than what he has here? Or does he really want the president gig and you think he wouldn't leave for anything but that?


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: Great8] #525100
29/10/2015 13:22
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They wanted him to replace Beeston (former Prez), who is being replaced instead by Shapiro (new Prez). Anthopoulos was GM, and had some of his decision-making ability taken away with Shapiro's contract. So DD wouldn't be getting the Prez job, he'd be getting the newly-reduced GM job. I don't think the title matters much, he'd have less power there than he does here.


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Re: Blue jays GM out !! [Re: smitty] #525114
30/10/2015 05:53
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well, there was some talk after all the jays' moves this summer that this was it as far as their big-spending bid for immediate glory. some asked whether they'd given up too much, others said it was worth it for the chance to go far in october.

i'm not taking sides in that, but it sounded like a harbinger of a change in organizational management was round the corner. now they've rounded that corner.

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