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Mark Shapiro talks Toronto future, Blue Jays off-season on At The Letters

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18.10.2019

With the World Series approaching and the off-season mere weeks away, Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro joined Sportsnet’s At The Letters podcast for a wide-ranging talk about baseball.

In the course of an hour-long discussion, Shapiro offered his perspective on his future in Toronto, previewed the work ahead for the Toronto front office and discussed the potential of some large-scale structural changes in baseball.

Listen to the full episode here, but in the meantime here are some highlights from his appearance on ATL…

“Just get in. Anything can happen. There is a randomness to the post-season (but) there is not a randomness to the teams that get in. Over 162, if you get in you deserve to be there. You’ve prevailed over the rigours of a ridiculous schedule unlike any in all of professional sport.”

"I honestly don’t give it much thought at all. I never have. This will be my 29th season. I just believe if you do a good job and continue to focus on doing the job and not on your tenure, your status, that it all kind of takes care of itself …"

"Where I am, who I’m doing it with and what I’m doing, I really don’t have a need to change any of those things and I’ve gotten positive feedback from the people I work for. It’s a very unique........

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