After I’d already finished my piece on the comments today from Alex Anthopoulos, Ben Nicholson-Smith went and dropped this on us:
The #BlueJays are considering one potential trade that involves three teams per Anthopoulos. One of many options.
— Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) December 11, 2013
It’s not a bombshell that couldn’t have been included in the previous post, I don’t think, but it’s probably as good a place to remind ourselves that stuff is still simmering, that clubs may be ready to get something done and move on before the end of the meetings, and that things could turn rather quickly.
It’s also fine time to remind ourselves here that while Anthopoulos holds his cards pretty tightly to his vest, he’s usually pretty good at letting us know when he’s folded. Last year at almost exactly this time– around 5 PM on the Wednesday of the Winter Meetings in Nashville– I was writing that the Jays had made it clear that they’d be leaving before the Rule Five draft, and that absolutely nothing was going on.
That hasn’t happened yet this year, and while it may just be because of whatever little Rule Five move they’re trying to accomplish, that’s not the sense you get from Benny Fresh’s tweet.
Speaking of things Alex Anthopoulos is good at, by the way, here’s one: he’s really good at not being Ruben Amaro.
Amaro: “Kendrick has 64 wins. You know how many wins Garza has? 67.”
— Matt Gelb (@magelb) December 11, 2013
Good lord. No wonder Roy Halladay wanted to get his foot in the door with the Jays organization, eh?
And it’s not a good night for meat-head traditionalists either, as the league has just banned collisions at the plate. Wow, a league that actually gives a shit about player safety (and protecting their assets) enough to get pointless violence out of the game instead of inventing a whole fucking industry for dinosaurs to rage out against common sense. And a complete reasonable decision about it that’s not being met with an iota of uproar. Weird.
So… there’s that.