Michael Smith has stepped away from his GM and manager role at the Montreal Metros, leaving assistant Dustin Racine to run the front office, it was announced.
The GM actually announced his plans to the league in December, but the move only became official today.
Smith had been at the head of the Metros for over a year, and was also the GM of the Netherlands team in the World Cup of Baseball last fall, leading the team to a 1-5 (.167) record.
Last year, the Metros had more success reaching the playoffs after achieving their 12th division pennant, with a 59-41 (.590) record on the season.
The team then swept their division rivals, the Boston Brawlers, out of the opening round of the playoffs before taking the LLCS series against Rimouski to the full five games and defeating them. They narrowly missed winning their 4th Bull Cup, falling in game 5 to the eventual champions, Calgary.
Smith cited personal reasons as the cause of his resignation.