Is Cito Already a Lame Duck Manager?

Quick hit from Sportsnet…

A report out of the Associated Press indicates that Shaun Marcum will be the Toronto Blue Jay’s opening day starter….Fine.  Many had speculated that Rickey Romero would get the start but with no Roy Halladay, there was no obvious choice so either Marcum or Romero would have made sense.

As I read the article, it looked like Cito had simply made a decision as the field Manager…nothing unusual.  But then I read the following quote from Marcum:

“The way Ricky threw the ball last year, I thought he deserved an opportunity but (general manager) Alex (Anthopoulos) chose me,” Marcum said.

So I ask you, is it normal for the GM to make the selection?  Is this a ceremonial decision?  Or, is Cito already a lame duck Manager?

I’m likely making more out of this than I should – I just thought it was odd.  What do you think?

You can read the report here.


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John Michael Barkovich
John Michael Barkovich
March 22, 2010 7:30 pm

now now boys they aren’t even out of the gate and you’re already bashing Cito/Alex…gimme a break

March 23, 2010 8:52 pm

Regardless if Cito is a lame duck or not, I hope Anthopoulos doesn’t turn out to be a meddling manager.

I’m not naive enough to think that management doesn’t meet and discuss the roster, but why would Alex inform the player and not Cito or at the very least, the pitching coach?

Certainly something to be mindful of as the weeks progress.

Glad baseball’s back.

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