Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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Toronto Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos has been as busy as any executive in baseball this offseason. Anthopoulos signed Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal, and he completed a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins that should make Toronto a real contender in the AL. The Jays GM joined WEEI radio in Boston to discuss his team’s offseason, and he helped explain the thinking behind the Marlins trade. He believes the team has some offensive cornerstones that he wants to build around. “I think two key players for us are Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista, they’re two guys that are 30 and 31 years old. They’re in the prime of their career. I don’t know the next time if ever that as a GM I’m going to have two 40-home run hitters in the middle of a lineup,” Anthopoulos said on WEEI’s Hot Stove Show Thursday. “They’re both under control for the next four years in the prime of their careers. We have to take advantage of that. As great as some of these young players are, I don’...
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