Latest MLB News: Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins Signs Five-Year contract extension

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Latest MLB News: Ross Atkins extended
TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 4: President Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins pose for a photo after speaking to the media as Atkins is introduced as the new general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays during a press conference on December 4, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The 2021 Blue Jays season is underway and in the Latest MLB News, the organization announced on Wednesday morning that General Manager Ross Atkins has agreed to a five-year contract extension, this will keep the Blue Jays manager in Toronto until 2026.

Latest MLB News: Ross Atkins Signed Until 2026

Ross Atkins joined the Toronto Blue Jays in 2015 and has been an integral part of the success Toronto has had during the coveted rebuild process. Partnered up with President Mark Shapiro the pair has turned the entire organization around in just a few short seasons.

Ross Atkins has shown his belief in developing players rather than trading and acquiring, most evident with the surge of prospects and talent coming from the Blue Jays minor league system. He will now have the opportunity to continue building the prospect pipeline while guiding the Blue Jays back to the postseason and hopefully to the world series.

Since Ross Atkins joined the Toronto Blue Jays there has been positive progress made every year, starting with the 2015-2016 playoff run that has become an iconic part of the Blue Jays recent history and the always memorable Jose Bautista bat flip.

Latest MLB News: The Future Is Bright For Toronto

The Toronto Blue Jays future is very bright and brings plenty of optomisim for fans, in large part this is thanks to Ross Atkins who has retooled the way the organization develops players. Following the extension of President and CEO Mark Shapiro it was quite obvious that Toronto would indeed extend their General Manager, this has been made official and everyone can agree this means good things for the Blue Jays going forward.

Ross Atkins will have another five seasons to help guide this young and talented team back to the postseason and a world series in the not to distant future. Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro have proven that they’re willing to spend the money to improve the team in anyway they see necessary, evident with the major free agent signings ahead of the 2021 season.

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