Blue Jays GM Anthopoulos faced with starting over

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is faced with the prospect of rebuilding the...

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos is faced with the prospect of rebuilding the team again. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:37 AM ET

CHICAGO - It’s been a difficult year to process for Alex Anthopoulos. In fact, he’s still processing it, rolling the various frustrations around in his head.

The GM thought he had fashioned a contender out of the ashes of a 73-win 2012 Blue Jays season and that dream fell apart almost as soon as the season began.

“I don’t know if there is any way to deal with it,” said Anthopoulos in the hours before Monday’s makeup game between the Jays and the White Sox.

“You go through every emotion and it’s never easy when you’re not playing well. At some point you try to focus on what you can control. I know it’s a cliche but during the season there are only so many things you can do. Now, as we get toward the end, you start to focus in on next year and what we can do, and where we can improve. But to just sit there and dwell on what happened ... you have all 162 games to dwell.”


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