It looks like former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos is no longer in the running to be America’s Next Top Minnesota Twins Front Office Executive.
It was reported earlier this week that Anthopoulos, currently working as the vice president of baseball operations for the Dodgers, was a candidate for the Twins’ new President of Baseball Operations position. The new position is a part of the Twins’ efforts to reorganize their front office, and is supposed to be above the GM, but just slightly below (maybe equal with?) President Dave St. Peter. It’s a pretty high-level baseball operations position, but according to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, it looks like Anthopoulos is the one who isn’t interested,
Why wouldn’t he want to jump into the Twins’ total system failure? According to Aaron Gleenman, it wasn’t because of money, power, or having to stick with Paul Molitor. Anthopoulos turned down the invitation to interview for personal reasons. The native Canadian recently moved to southern California with his family, which includes young children who just began school. He also really likes his position with the Dodgers.
So what’s next for the Twins? Jon Morosi has reported the Twins are interested in several executives in the Cubs’ front office, specifically senior vice president of player development and amateur scouting Jason McLeod and assistant general manager Shiraz Rehman. There’s a good chance the Twins won’t be able to speak with either until after the Cubs exit the playoffs, whenever that will be.