Mark Shapiro talks about his contract, support from ownership on free agency, the Vancouver Canadians, and more!

Mark Shapiro hosted a media call on Wednesday to speak about a variety of Blue Jays-related topics, which was nicely summed by Sportsnet’s Arden Zwelling in a Twitter thread. I’ll talk about the highlights from the call…

On his contract…
Shapiro joined the Blue Jays back in 2015 after the team made the playoffs for the first time in over two decades. That five-year contract is now coming to an end. Though he didn’t offer any specific details, it does seem as though Shapiro and the Blue Jays will reach a new deal for him to remain the organization’s President and CEO.
“I want to be here,” Shapiro said. “I want to finish the job.” Addressing the ongoing partnership between him and the organization, Shapiro said, “I’d expect that’s going to continue to happen.”
Anything can happen, of course, but it’s difficult to imagine that the Blue Jays would move in a different direction at this point. Shapiro has slogged through the difficult part of the organization’s rebuild over the past few years and it appears as though the team is finally ready to turn a corner.
Beyond rebuilding a strong core of …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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