TORONTO - Don’t you just hate people like Alex Anthopoulos? You know, the guy who makes you look bad by finishing his Christmas shopping in September? I’ll bet he was That Kid, the one who knocked down his two-hour math exam in 47 minutes. Guaranteed, he’s awake before the alarm goes off every morning.
Anthopoulos and his Toronto Blue Jays posse are heading to Nashville for baseball’s winter meetings next week. I hope somebody takes along a deck of cards.
The Jays’ GM had a long to-do list this off-season and he hit all the high points before American Thanksgiving. He has traded for eight players and dealt away nine others, plus a manager who didn’t want to be here. He has signed a boatload of free agents, including the two most expensive — Maicer Izturis and Melky Cabrera — of his three-year tenure.
He has changed the face of his pitching staff, a major priority at the end of the lost 2012 season and somehow found time to fill that sudden managerial opening. Now, while other GMs he