Found August 01, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Toronto Blue Jays couldn't make a big splash before the trade deadline. The best they could do was cause a couple of ripples when they traded outfielders Travis Snider and Eric Thames for relief pitchers Brad Lincoln and Steve Delabar. Back on July 20, they made a 10-player deal that brought them reliever Brandon Lyon and starter/reliever J.A. Happ from the Houston Astros in another deal that did not cause a lot of excitement. "The way we look at the trade deadline is it's not so much about focusing on one area," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Tuesday in a conference call. "There's no doubt the bullpen for 2012 could be improved and even beyond that in 2013. I don't think it's any surprise when you look at the number of free agents we had in the bullpen before these trades. We were going to need to try to solidify that somehow, and getting some guys with power arms and swing-and-miss stuff and a lot of years that are under control, i...
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