Paul Beeston will remain in place as the president and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays through the 2015 season, Bob McCown said on Prime Time Sports Wednesday.
Despite ongoing speculation about the Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles executive Dan Duquette, Beeston will stay in his current role for one more year before being replaced following the 2015 season, according to McCown.
The Baltimore Sun reported last week that Blue Jays club owner Rogers Communications Inc. reached out to Orioles ownership about the possibility of replacing Beeston with Duquette, Baltimore’s executive VP of baseball operations. Orioles owner Peter Angelos publicly said he expects Duquette to remain in his current role and downplayed the possibility of a change.
“That is not going to happen. There have not been any changes in the status of Dan Duquette. He is our GM and he is going to remain our GM,” Angelos told the Baltimore Sun.
However, Duquette has not publicly ruled out the Blue Jays and Angelos has said he'll listen if the Blue Jays offer to part with players in a deal for the reigning MLB Executive of the Year. Meanwhile, MLB continues nudging the teams to resolve the uncertainty surrounding their respective front offices.