No panic from Blue Jays' front office

Jays president Paul Beeston, addressing season ticket holders on Wednesday, says Toronto will rank...

Jays president Paul Beeston, addressing season ticket holders on Wednesday, says Toronto will rank among the top 10 spenders in team salary this year. (QMI Agency/Files)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:28 PM ET

TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays’ braintrust sat atop the Blue Jays dugout in large, comfy chairs, fielding questions like Robbie Alomar would handle a one-hopper.

Blue Jays broadcaster Buck Martinez read the screened questions for team president Paul Beeston, general manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons at the annual state of the union address on Wednesday night at the Rogers Centre.

One season ticket holder asked Beeston if Rogers Communications was committed to spending on the Jays considering the parent company’s other expenditures.

“John ... want to handle this one?” Beeston asked Gibbons.

“I don’t know, Paul, it’s a bad year to ask for a raise,” Gibbons replied to laughter from the roughly 1,000 season ticket holders in attendance.


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