JP Ricciardi Out As Toronto Blue Jays’ GM

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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Yesterday, I wrote that the Toronto Blue Jays' offseasonáhadá"massive team blow upö written all over it. Well, the blow up started this morning. According to Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse, JP Ricciardi was fired as Toronto Blue JaysÆ GM. Assistant GM Alex Anthopoulos will take over on an interim basis. ôThis was a tough decision and a difficult one for me personally as I have enjoyed J.P.Æs friendship and his perspective on the game,ö Toronto acting president and CEO Paul Beeston said in a prepared statement. ôJ.P. has put an incredible amount of effort into improving the team and he has brought along a number of great young players. However, I feel that it is time for a change and accordingly we have decided to move on.ö Ricciardi was hired as GM in 2001 in hopes of restoring the Blu ...

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