Blue Jays GM says Ervin Santana's move out of his control

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos says he was told Ervin Santana's decision to sign with...

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos says he was told Ervin Santana's decision to sign with the Braves came down to his desire to pitch in the National League. (QMI Agency)

Mike Rutsey, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:26 AM ET

It was the day the dream died.

This campaign, the Blue Jays season had stolen a page from U.S. President Barack Obama’s playbook — it was all about hope and change.

Upon the not-so-startling news that free agent right-hander Ervin Santana decided to sign on with the Atlanta Braves, hope flew out the door.

Would Santana have nailed down a post-season berth?

No, but he would have helped.

Alex Anthopoulos, the Blue Jays general manager, will get whipped in the court of public opinion for this fumble along with the boys running Rogers who decided to sit on their wallets this off-season after last year’s big payroll bump landed the team in last place.


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