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Jays' Beeston one sly devil

Oct 27, 2009, 3:49 PM EDT

After what was surely an exhaustive search, Paul Beeston, the Jays’ interim president and CEO, was given permanent title to his offices on Tuesday.
Beeston conducted all of the interviews as he searched for his replacements, but he evidently never found anyone as qualified as himself. While former Jays GM Pat Gillick and Nats president Stan Kasten were a couple of the names bandied about as potential CEOs, it doesn’t appear that either was interested.
So, Beeston, the Jays’ first employee back in 1976, will reclaim his old job, which he left in 1997 to serve as MLB’s chief operating officer.
The good news is that it means Alex Anthopoulos will stay on as GM. Anthopoulos was Beeston’s choice for the job, but a new president might have preferred someone with more experience.

  1. Ralph Pistun - Oct 27, 2009 at 8:33 PM

    No concerns with Beeston becoming Jay’s president – he is a respected leader and that is a key ingredient for the team at that this time!

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