Alex Anthopoulos isn’t going anywhere.
He will be sticking with the Atlanta Braves for several more years as president of baseball operations thanks to a contract extension that keeps him in that position through 2031.
“Alex and I have enjoyed a wonderful working relationship, and I look forward to that continuing for many years to come,” said Braves Holdings, LLC chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk., in a statement. McGuirk said Anthopoulos record of success necessitated a contract extension.
“This extension gives Alex the runway to make long-term decisions and the opportunity to continue his track record of assembling teams that are perennial contenders, said McGuirk.
“I have the utmost confidence in his ability to deliver championship baseball for our fans well into the future.”
Anthopoulos has been a rockstar leader for the Braves since his arrival in 2017. Since then he has brought in and nurtured such team stars as Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, and Spencer Strider.
“The Braves are an incredible organization to be a part of,” said Anthopoulos in a statement. “And I’m proud of the success we’ve achieved together. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to lead baseball operations and strive to bring another World Series to Atlanta.”
During his tenure, the Braves have won one World Series in 2021, and six consecutive NL East titles.