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Blue Jays Receiving Credit For Hiring Shapiro, Though Questions Loom For Anthopoulos

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

The Blue Jays have "generated universal acclaim" for hiring President & CEO Mark Shapiro , a "smart, progressive, people-oriented executive with a long, impressive resumé covering both the baseball operations and business areas of running a ball club," according to John Lott of the NATIO...

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