17 Facts About Alex Anthopoulos


Alex Anthopoulos was the senior vice president of baseball operations and general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball from 2010 to 2015, for whom he began as a scouting coordinator in 2003.

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Alex Anthopoulos served for two years as vice president of player development for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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In 2000, Alex Anthopoulos was hired by the Montreal Expos as an unpaid intern, and worked sorting players' fan mail.

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Alex Anthopoulos would leave the team at the end of the 2003 season, while working as the assistant scouting director.

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Alex Anthopoulos joined the Toronto Blue Jays in late 2003, as their scouting coordinator.

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Alex Anthopoulos became the Blue Jays' general manager in October 2009, after Ricciardi was fired.

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Alex Anthopoulos began his tenure as the general manager by playing a major role in one of the biggest trades in Blue Jays history, "The Doc Deal".

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Alex Anthopoulos was instrumental in doubling the size of the Blue Jays' scouting department, growing it to 54 scouts in various positions.

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In January 2011, Alex Anthopoulos completed a blockbuster trade by shipping another long-time face of the Blue Jays franchise, Vernon Wells, and the remaining US$86 million over the next four years to the Los Angeles Angels for catcher Mike Napoli and outfielder Juan Rivera.

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Alex Anthopoulos then sent Napoli to the Texas Rangers for pitcher Frank Francisco, and later traded Rivera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

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In July 2011, Alex Anthopoulos made two successive trades to acquire center fielder Colby Rasmus from the St Louis Cardinals.

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In December 2012, Anthopoulos acquired the 2012 National League Cy Young Award winner R A Dickey in a trade with the New York Mets that sent prospects Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, minor leaguer Wuilmer Becerra and Buck to New York.

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Alex Anthopoulos denied suggestions that he "scolded" Anthopoulos over several deadline trades involving Blue Jays' top prospects.

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Alex Anthopoulos is of Greek Canadian descent, born in Montreal, Quebec to John Alex Anthopoulos, who owned a heating and ventilation company until his death in 1998.

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Alex Anthopoulos stopped playing sports as a teenager to focus on music, specifically the bass guitar.

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Alex Anthopoulos married Cristina in 2010, with whom he has two children, daughter Julia and son John.

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Alex Anthopoulos served as an advance scout for the Greek National Baseball Team for the 2004 Summer Olympics; which finished in 7th place.

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