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Blue Jays Hope To Remain Competitive This Season, But Shift Focus To Rebuilding In '18

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 26 / 17

The Blue Jays are in last place in the AL East, and Exec VP/Baseball Operations & GM Ross Atkins on Monday acknowledged that the front office is now "shifting focus away" from this season to next, according to Steve Buffery of the TORONTO SUN. Atkins: "We haven’t gotten hot, we haven&rsquo...

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