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Mark Shapiro says the Blue Jays’ decision to not call up Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. “has nothing to do with business”

Mark Shapiro then went on to say that, despite appearances to the contrary, bears were not going into the woods because they had business to attend to.

Blue Jays president and CEO Mark Shapiro appeared on MLB Network Radio on Wednesday. When asked by super-prospect Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. was not called up after rosters expanded on September 1, Shapiro said the decision “has nothing to do with business.”

The full quote:

It has nothing to do with business. It has nothing to do with anything other than we think the best thing for him developmentally is to go play in Arizona [fall league] and continue to develop. We think that when he gets here (which would obviously not preclude him from making the team out of spring training next year, which would be evidence of that fact), we think he’s got a chance to be an impact player.

QLE Posted: September 07, 2018 at 08:19 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: blue jays, mark shapiro, september roster expansions, vladimir guerrero jr.

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   1. PreservedFish Posted: September 07, 2018 at 09:43 AM (#5740405)
Must suck to have to lie like this as part of your job.
   2. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 09:57 AM (#5740412)
Mark Shapiro says the Blue Jays’ decision to not call up Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. “has nothing to do with business”


So by implication, it's personal, then?
   3. puck Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:07 AM (#5740420)
I guess you could see keeping him for 7 years instead of 6 as a baseball decision.
   4. Bote Man the walk-off king Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:17 AM (#5740425)
Or trade him in 3 years at the deadline.
   5. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:22 AM (#5740429)
Must suck to have to lie like this as part of your job.

Indeed.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:26 AM (#5740433)
Must suck to have to lie like this as part of your job.
He's not lying. He's just providing the alternative facts.
   7. stig-tossled, hornswoggled gef the typing mongoose Posted: September 07, 2018 at 10:29 AM (#5740434)
Must suck to have to lie like this as part of your job.


He's a lawyer?

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