Daily Duce: Mark Shapiro’s Contract Edition

As per usual, the front office is grabbing the headlines in Blue Jays land. This time, it’s been a discussion around Mark Shapiro’s contract and a potential extension.

The fun all got started when Ken Rosenthal Tweeted this:

An extension is possible for Mark Shapiro, who is entering the final year of his contract as #BlueJays president/CEO. Both Shapiro and the Jays are open to a new deal, but nothing is close, sources tell The Athletic. Per @SNJeffBlair, GM Ross Atkins is under contract through ‘21.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 12, 2019

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet followed that up with this Tweet, reiterating what Shapiro said at last week’s end-of-season media availability:

Earlier in the month when asked about his future with #BlueJays Shapiro said this:
“I’ve been clear and consistent about enjoying where I am and wanting to be here. From a competitive perspective, I want to finish the job. That’s incredibly important to me.” https://t.co/BvH2nvpGfx
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) October 12, 2019

Shapiro is entering the final season of the five-year deal he originally signed with the Blue Jays when he joined the team back in 2015. Given the fact Rogers allowed his general …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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