Anthopoulos answers the burning questions about the Jays lost season

According to Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, Brett Lawrie will be seeing more of second base as a...

According to Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos, Brett Lawrie will be seeing more of second base as a base-runner — as he was here Sunday, beating Angels' Erick Aybar to the bag with a slide — than he will with a glove as an infielder. (REUTERS)

Ken Fidlin, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:09 PM ET

He has been called the “Boy Wonder” of baseball general managers but lately, a lot of people have been simply saying of Alex Anthopoulos, “Boy, I’m beginning to wonder ...”

Eight months ago, the Blue Jays GM was basking in the afterglow of a series of transactions that a vast majority of fans and baseball people thought had made Toronto the centre of the baseball universe for 2013.

Now he’s wallowing in the muck of the shocking breakdown, on a variety of levels, of a roster that was supposed to have answered most of the questions that ailed this team in 2012.

Sunday morning, Anthopoulos sat in the dugout at Angel Stadium and tried to make some sense of his team’s record, 10 games under .500 — now nine under — in last place in the American League, facing two more months of meaningless baseball.

 

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