It took me a little while to get to this, but, as you all surely know by now, the Blue Jays quietly inked general manager Ross Atkins to a contract extension. Atkins was set to have his contract expire at the end of this season and this extension will take him to the end of the 2020 season.
The interesting thing here is how quiet the Blue Jays were about Atkins’ extension as the club didn’t make any formal statement in regards to the matter. Instead, it just kind of came out in the midst of last week’s MLB draft.
When contacted, Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro declined to comment on the contract status of any front office employees.
Shapiro joined the Blue Jays on a five-year deal running through the 2020 season while manager Charlie Montoyo signed a three-year deal through 2021 with a club option. – Ben Nicholson-Smith, Sportsnet
As Nicholson-Smith reported, Mark Shapiro’s five-year contract comes to an end after the 2020 season, so that would explain why Atkins’ deal only goes that far. If the Blue Jays aren’t happy with Shapiro’s work at the end of his five-year deal, I would imagine that …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation