Calling it information that “only adds to the series of conflicting reports about the Blue Jays’ payroll intentions in 2012,” Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail reports that Peter Greenberg, the agent for Jose Reyes, confirmed today that Alex Anthopoulos was inquiring about his client before the shortstop signed a $106-million deal with Florida.
What? So maybe when the Jays started talking yesterday about having a budget it wasn’t just about pissing off countless mouth-breathing fans and trying to undercut their own damn ticket sales? Maybe there’s some gamesmanship going on here, and bumbling club representatives didn’t just inadvertently blurt out– multiple times and to no real purpose whatsoever– a PR hand grenade? Weird.
So… there’s that.