Was not making big splash right for the Blue Jays?

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos laughs while watching players practice at their...

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos laughs while watching players practice at their MLB American League spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida February 16, 2011. (REUTERS/Mike Cassese)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:46 PM ET

Whether John Gibbons is a really good major league manager, as baseball people who actually know the game tend to believe, or some kind of dim-witted, s**t-kicking good-old-boy, as many Blue Jays fans (for some reason) seem to think, he did make a pretty good point before Tuesday night’s game.

In regards to the fury around the Blue Jays not making a deal before last week’s non-waiver trade deadline, Gibbons said: “When new guys come in, it means somebody in this room goes.”

In other words, it takes quality to get quality, and while Jose Bautista and Casey Janssen expressed their disappointment that GM Alex Anthopoulos was unable to make a deal before last week’s trade deadline, who knows how they might have felt if Anthopoulos actually did make a trade. Perhaps they would have felt even worse. Tampa Bay and Boston weren’t exactly asking for a bag of balls for quality starting pitching.


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