There's no one else in Toronto Blue Jays management I'd rather see turn up for an interview than Assistant GM Alex Anthopoulos. If it's true, as some suggest, that keeping or firing JP Ricciardi is no longer about on field results so much as changing the public perception of the team, then it's hard to imagine the jays can do better in that regard than hiring a 32-year-old Canadian who has none of the bristly public-persona drawbacks that Ricciardi has.
To be fair to Ricciardi, those who know him and work closely with him testify unanimously that he's a great personable guy that almost everyone likes. but for whatever reason, his candidness with the media has led to enough missteps to brand him with an image that makes fewer and fewer ticket buyers inclined to forgive the ...
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