ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. - The ball, as they say, is clearly in Alex Anthopoulos’ court.
Whether the garrulous general manager adds to his team’s strength by securing the services of a player or two, is restrained by the owners at mother Rogers who don’t want to add to payroll, or whiffs altogether — time will tell.
But at this point in time, with his club sitting in second place just two games over .500 at 49-47 and four games back of the Baltimore Orioles, the time is ripe for the Jays to make a move.
On Sunday, both Jose Bautista and R.A. Dickey stated they’d be delighted to see Anthopoulos make a move or two with Bautista comparing it to receiving a vitamin booster shot.
Both players also said that the return to health of injured stars such as Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Lawrie and Adam Lind will give the team an added shot as well.
But there is an inherent problem in waiting for the three players to heal and then get back into playing shape.