Blue Jays sign president and CEO Paul Beeston to extension through 2015

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It was reported yesterday that the Blue Jays had ended their pursuit of Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette because the asking price for compensation was too high. Now that the possibility has officially been ruled out, the Blue Jays will remain with the status quo after all.

The plan calls for Beeston to retire after the 2015 season, so we could be doing this all over again next offseason. According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca, Blue Jays chairman Edward Rogers said in a press release that they “will not be commenting on the succession process or timing.”

Beeston has a long history with the Blue Jays and was the team’s first employee in 1976. He’s currently in his second stint as team president/CEO.