Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 7/31/13
The MLB trade deadline has come and gone with the struggling, basement dwelling Toronto Blue Jays standing pat failing to partake in a move or ship out any of their underachievers. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos spoke about the uneventful deadline shortly after it had expired.  “There’s no question we’re going to have to make changes and improve the roster in various ways. But there weren’t those opportunities for us in terms of deals that made sense right now.” Anthopoulos further stated that: “We weren’t going to be involved in rentals unless it was a no-brainer, and anything we were going to do was going to help us not only in the current year, but going forward. We still had a lot of productive dialogue that may lead to a deal in the off-season.” Rumours swirled throughout the day that the Blue Jays had interest in Los Angeles Angels second baseman Howie Kendrick. The 30-year old infielder would be an upgrade over their current second base situation and possibly ...
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