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Blue Jays' GM spot open; don't pack Duquette's bags

Blue Jays' GM spot open; don't pack Duquette's bags

There’s surprising news coming out of Toronto today that Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has rejected a contract extension and is not returning to the team he has been in charge of since 2009.

So I guess you could start the Dan Duquette-to-Toronto rumors if you like.

But I’d strongly advise against it.

Duquette didn’t want to be the GM of the Blue Jays last offseason when he had a very public dalliance with the Orioles’ north-of-the-border division rival.

He wanted to be the Blue Jays president, a position that is rare in Major League Baseball and doesn’t exist in Baltimore. It would have been a promotion.

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