Dec 9, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos talks with reporters during the MLB Winter Meetings at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays set to host State of the Franchise tonight


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Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos watches batting practice before their game against the Cleveland Indians at the Rogers Centre. Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

This post serves as a quick reminder to fans that the Toronto Blue Jays are hosting their annual State of the Franchise event tonight, which kicks off at 6:30pm EST and can be streamed live at BlueJays.com.

This will be my first year attending and I’ll be interested to hear what questions Blue Jays fans will have for both GM Alex Anthopoulos and President Paul Beeston. John Gibbons was at the event last year but I’m not sure if he will be there this time around. Blue Jays play-by-play announcer Buck Martinez will play host to this year’s event.

I’m also not entirely sure how the question process works but I believe questions needed to be pre-submitted to the Blue Jays brass ahead of time. That’s kind of a bummer since I was hoping to round up a few questions in the comments section in this post but if the event were an open forum, what questions would you ask at the event?

Mine would be as follows:

“If things don’t work out this year and the team is out of contention at the trade deadline would you consider a reboot by trading your top assets?” (eg. Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Colby Rasmus, Jose Reyes)

A little negative, I know. Here’s to hoping we never have to find out the answer.

Highlights from the 2013 State of the Franchise can be found here.

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  • Andrew van Laar

    I think that is a fair question to ask. You will get more value for them with the extra year on their contracts instead of waiting for the 2015 season. One thing Alex is good at, is stockpiling picks and prospects. We just need someone really good to guide the development and not trade them all away this time before we have some young guys in the upper minors.

    I think my question would be “Does the artificial turf at the Roger Center have a negative affect on your negotiations with FAs”.

  • NicholasDerosa

    I’d ask them what the holdup on the spring training facility is, and if there are any plans to join the cactus league.
    Also I’d like to know how the cap on international signings have affected their scouting and minor league systems.