Toronto fired GM J.P. Ricciardi today, which comes on the heels of reports saying the Padres are letting GM Kevin Towers go. Ricciardi might have been able to save himself if he’d dealt Roy Halladay during the summer, but it’ll be interesting to see where they both end up, particularly Towers, who is a good friend of Brian Cashman’s (and a relatively frequent trade partner).
The Blue Jays named Alexander Anthopoulos, the assistant GM, as Ricciardi’s replacement but there’s no guarantee they won’t look for someone else during the offseason. Either way, it’s pretty clear the San Diego job is the cushier of the two – being a GM in the AL East these days is one of the toughest gigs in sports.
Game post coming soon from Josh down in Tampa. Enjoy the games tonight.