Alex Anthopoulos takes himself out of the running for the Twins job

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A few days ago it was reported that former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos was a “confirmed candidate” to take over as the Twins’ president of baseball operations. That seemed like an intriguing fit and a promising bit of news for Twins fans eager to see their club move forward.

It’s not, however, not gonna happen. Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports that Anthopoulos is telling friends that he’s not interested. Rather, he’d prefer to stay in his position of vice president of baseball operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The fact that he just moved his family to Southern California — his kids are 4 and 5 — is a big factor.

So much for that.