ORLANDO, FLA. - A Japanese journalist approached Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos on Tuesday and asked what he was looking for in terms of new starting pitchers.
"More," said the Jays' fourth-year GM. "And guys that are good."
Anthopoulos got a good laugh with that rather flippant response, but it's no secret that the GM's priority this off-season is to acquire at least one new quality starting pitcher - and preferably two. But it's also becoming clearer by the day that Anthopoulos is banking on Brandon Morrow to rebound in a big way in 2014.
Yes, the Jays have two dependable workhorses in the rotation in Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey, and are hoping to sign or trade for a couple more this off-season. But for the Jays to make some noise in the AL East in 2014, Morrow will have to round back into the form he showed between 2010 and 2012 when he won 31 games.