Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/26/14
Over his 37 month reign as general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Anthopolous has been known as one of the best traders of his ilk, finding ways to get talent in ways that can position him to get better as the years go on. His most recent trade looks to be his masterpiece. That trade has brought five legitimate Major Leaguers north of the border from the Miami Marlins: Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buerhle, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio. In return, Anthopolous gave up four Major Leaguers of his own: Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis and Henderson Alvarez, with prospects Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSciafani being included as well. The Blue Jays will also receive $4 million since they take on more salary. It looks as if the trade will be official on Wednesday.  The Blue Jays are immediate threats to compete in the American League East because of this deal, something that sees a team get a legitimate leadoff hitter and elite player at shor...
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