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Anthopoulos initiates plan to revive Jays

New Toronto GM stressing scouting and development in an attempt to rebuild franchise

Originally Published: January 27, 2010
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Ten years ago, a 23-year-old from Montreal approached veteran scout Mike Toomey at an Expos game at Olympic Stadium. "Mr. Toomey,'' the 23-year-old said, "my name is Alex Anthopoulos. I want to learn everything I can about scouting. Can you please help me?'' Anthopoulos watched a few games with Toomey, who bought him a book on scouting called "Dollar Sign on the Muscle" and signed it, knowing, "There is something about this kid.''

Now, Anthopoulos, 32, is the general manager of the ...

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