One last chance for Jays GM Anthopoulos

Despite his best efforts over last winter, Alex Anthopoulos' Blue Jays still finished a...

Despite his best efforts over last winter, Alex Anthopoulos' Blue Jays still finished a disappointing last place in the East. (Toronto Sun files)

STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:38 PM ET

From the golden boy of winter to the second-guessed last-place general manager of summer, Alex Anthopoulos is now on the clock.

This is the disappointing end of Season 4 for Anthopoulos.

Which feels eerily similar, yet so very different, from the disappointing end of Season 3.

If he is sitting in the Blue Jays interview room a year from now, as he did Sunday, as he does at the end of every season, quantifying what went wrong and why his team did not perform to expectations, it will have to be his goodbye session, won’t it?

Eventually, one of Anthopoulos’ teams has to compete for something, doesn’t it?

Isn’t that the job? As John Gibbons said in spring training, understanding his position clearly: “It was win or else.”


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