What!!?! An actual new picture!
There hasn’t been a whole lot for the local reporters who have made the trip down to Orlando to report on today, and Alex Anthopoulos wasn’t giving them a whole lot of meat when he met with them this afternoon, but he did give them a few things, as he laid out the tightrope that he’s trying to walk as he aims to make his club better without killing the upper levels of his farm system or taking the budget to a place where he’s not authorized to go.
Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. And… uh… yeah. Turns out it’s not. But part of it not being easy, I think, is that this little game of poker we’re involved in by proxy requires quite a bit of patience. That’s not made any easier by the fact that rival clubs have been out there splashing around cash, but let’s not forget that last year the shoe was on the other foot, and in future seasons, with a bit more cheap, young talent hopefully on the roster, and a few giant commitments off the books, it can very well be again. That is, if Alex Anthopoulos is able to keep his young talent in the organization, which… at the moment it looks like he’s trying as badly to do as we’ve all been hoping.
Anthopoulos said “As we sit here today, trade market seems more viable.” #bluejays Trying to keep rotation depth — Stroman, Sanchez, etc
— Richard Griffin (@RGriffinStar) December 10, 2013
AA says he’s been asked about nearly everyone on 25 man roster. Trade talks for SP usually lead to asks for Stroman or Sanchez
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) December 10, 2013