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
The Toronto Blue Jays did little to please a hungry fan base on the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. Refuting reports that he was under orders to add no more salary, Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos reiterated Thursday that the trades presented did not make enough baseball sense. As much of the rest of the league showed aggression in buying or selling, the Blue Jays will ride the horse that got them here, hoping for the best along the way.
That said, the AL East was one of the busier divisions in baseball leading up to the deadline, and these moves will impact the Blue Jays as they chase the pennant in 2014 and beyond.
Ahead we will take a look at each team’s activity, and the impact of those moves on the future of the AL East.