Alex Anthopoulos is Not the Best Choice Right Now

Posted: 21st October 2009 by Gene in MLB
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On the second last day of the Toronto Blue Jays disappointing 2009 season, the reign of J.P. Ricciardi mercifully came to an end. Interim president, Paul Beeston, appointed assistant general manager, Alex Anthopoulos, as the teamÆs new general manager (GM).á There was no ôinterimö tag assigned to AnthopoulosÆ title.á Was that appointment the best possible move for the Blue Jays? Considering the state of the Blue Jays franchise and its fan base, I believe that appointing Anthopoulos as the permanent GM is both not the best choice for the Blue Jays organization nor is it the best situation for him. Anthopoulos could eventually end up being a diamond in the rough and become one of the best GMÆs in the business. But, Anthopoulos could also end up being too similar to Ricciardi and then ...

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