Blue Jays, MLB winter meetings primer

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:58 PM ET

There are 2,267 rooms at Disney World's Swan and Dolphin resorts.

As general managers, managers, scouting directors, agents and more agents arrived at the four-star resort Sunday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., there is one fact a ball fan knows for sure about the team he or she follows:

There will be enough trade talk and free-agent signing rumours to fill each room as Major League Baseball's 112th winter meetings begin.

And some deals may actually happen at the trade mart and flesh-peddling session.

A look back at the Blue Jays two previous visits to the Orlando suburbs:

The 2010 meetings saw Alex Anthopoulos send opening day starter Shaun Marcum to the Milwaukee Brewers for minor-league third baseman Brett Lawrie.

The Jays also chased Zack Greinke of the Kansas City Royals and free-agent catcher Russell Martin ... unsuccessfully.

As well, former Jays GM Pat Gillick was elected to the Hall of Fame on Expansion Era voting.


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