Sun, 24 Nov 2013 10:35:46 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the team has explored starting pitchers with other teams but has not made any offers to anyone.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:37:37 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are likely to address the rotation as the most glaring weak spot on the team entering the offseason and free agency. "We've got more volume," Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said. "The question is, 'Is it enough quality to win?' Ideally, we would add. We want to maintain as much depth as we can." While improving the rotation is Anthopoulos's goal, he said obtaining a clear No. 1 ace is not a necessity.
Fri, 06 Sep 2013 01:44:46 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are likely to remove SP Ricky Romero from the 40-man roster in the offseason, but it does not spell the end of his chances to stay with the team. Romero will be given a clean slate in 2014 and a chance to win a spot on the roster, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:14:31 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays' search for a new manager will be on hold this week as general manager Alex Anthopoulos will be attending the general manager meetings in California. "It will slow down for two or three days, but hopefully sooner than later," Anthopoulos said when asked for a timeframe on his managerial search. "I don't have a specific timeline, but we're making progress, moving in the right direction, moving along."
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 23:33:41 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell is still finding himself having to speak out against reports suggesting he could be headed to the Boston Red Sox at the end of the year. Farrell was questioned on the subject matter yet again Monday, Oct. 1, after a media report suggested the second-year manager currently has a contentious relationship with Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:29:50 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays issued a statement Monday, Sept. 17, regarding a homophobic slur written in Spanish on the eye black of SS Yunel Escobar during a game Saturday, Sept. 15. General manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager John Farrell, coach Luis Rivera and Escobar will be available to the media Tuesday, Sept. 18.
Wed, 30 Nov 2011 01:54:34 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays are in the market for a starting second baseman, backup catcher and a power arm to close out games at the back end of the bullpen as winter meetings open up next week. "Right now, you're gathering information, you're talking to 29 teams, you're talking to other free agents and you're trying to gather all the information and sit down with your staff and make a decision on what makes the most sense for us," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said.
Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:02:25 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said a major move by the July 31 trading deadline is not likely, although he indicated things could change. "At this point, though, [it's the] middle of July and I don't think we're close to doing anything. If I had to handicap it right now, I'd say I don't expect us to do anything, but that could change quickly and I hope I'm wrong," Anthopoulos said.
Thu, 21 Jan 2010 11:55:57 -0800
Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com, reports Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the only position that has been settled for the 2010 season is center field, with OF Vernon Wells securing the spot. The only outfielders currently on the roster are OFs Jose Bautista, Adam Lind and Travis Snider. OFs Jeremy Reed and Joey Gathright will be given a chance to join the big league roster in Spring Training. Lind is expected to serve as the primary designated hitter. Snider could begin the season with Triple-A Las Vegas.
Sat, 10 Oct 2009 04:32:25 -0700
The Associated Press reports that Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has made a flurry of changes to the team's scouting and development departments. Former assistant general manager Tony LaCava was named director of player personnel, Charlie Wilson was named director of minor league operations and former Double-A manager Doug Davis was named minor league field coordinator. The Blue Jays also hired Andrew Tinnish as director of amateur scouting, Perry Minasias as director of professional scouting and Jon Lalonde as a professional scout. Director of player development Dick Scott, scout Rob Ducey and Triple-A manager Mike Basso were fired.