After Anthopoulos turned down a contract extension with the Blue Jays, team President Mark Shapiro first claimed that he would assume baseball decisions on behalf of the club. However, it now seems that LaCava will at the very least be lightening the load.
Anthopoulos, who has been linked to the Miami Marlins' general manager job, officially was without a contract on Sunday. Shapiro, who had a press conference with the media Monday afternoon, will be faced with difficult questions about losing Anthopoulos for months to come.
LaCava was currently sitting as the Blue Jays' Vice President of Baseball Operations and Assistant GM. He has been a part of the Blue Jays front office for 13 seasons and was originally hired from the Cleveland Indians front office where -- you guessed it -- Shapiro was the sitting general manager at the time.