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07:02 AM ET 04.25 | Has Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a waiver claim yet today? If the day ends in "y," [Anthopoulos] is likely to claim a player on waivers. To some rival executives, Anthopoulos is exploiting the rules to maximum advantage, building depth at minimal cost -- the price of a $20,000 claim. But to other execs, Anthopoulos is violating the spirit of the waiver process, which is intended to create major league opportunities for players who are out of options and get bumped off 40-man rosters. ... The Jays have claimed 11 players in 2013 and 20 since Oct. 1, 2012, according to STATS LLC. Both figures lead the majors in those respective time periods.

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April 25, 2013  08:25 AM ET

....smart guy....if reyes had not got hurt they would have won the east....

April 25, 2013  08:32 AM ET

yep ... and it still has the Jays in first place ...

[sarcasm button]

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April 25, 2013  09:26 AM ET

Who cares?

April 25, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Who cares?

Stay tuned, there might be an update tomorrow

April 25, 2013  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Stay tuned, there might be an update tomorrow

The way I look at it, if it's legal then I guess GM's need to deal with the fact that it can be done.

April 25, 2013  10:33 AM ET

It's the professional baseball equivalent to throwing **** at the wall and seeing what sticks.

April 25, 2013  11:42 AM ET

the halos are expecting to put HAMILTON on wavers,,should the jays claim him???

April 25, 2013  11:44 AM ET

the jays refuse to use a personal catcher ( josh thole) for R.A DICKEY, should the jays trade thole to the halos?? angels still suffering the departure from jeff mathis!!!!

April 25, 2013  11:45 AM ET

the angels could use a better estrategic, when is time to trade relievers, should halos turn towards the rays for starters dept??

April 25, 2013  11:46 AM ET

angels should had left hamilton in the 5 spot on their lineup but what do i know??

April 25, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And at this time last year, Cleveland led the central, Texas led the west, the Dodgers led the NL west by a landslide, and Toronto had a winning record.Still early.

still earlier, the same answer from every angel coaching staff, but here comes ASG and halos still in the last place in their division,,but still earlier, should we relax because still earlier?
ARTE MORENO its getting upset already and somebody is about to lose their job!!!

April 25, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

throwing **** at the wall and seeing what sticks.

Who actually does that?

April 25, 2013  01:36 PM ET

Let's see where did The Jays wind up Last Year? That's Correct! And where do you think Their going to wind up This Year? Correct, you're a very smart person!

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April 25, 2013  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Who cares?

Just for that the interns will end up posting this story again within 24 hrs.

April 25, 2013  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Still early.

Irrelevant ... they bought half the Marlins and expected to be winners ... they're stockpiling other teams has beens and expect to be winners ...

and they're not ... until they prove otherwise ... it's the same ole same old ...

April 25, 2013  02:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

And at this time last year, Cleveland led the central, Texas led the west, the Dodgers led the NL west by a landslide, and Toronto had a winning record.Still early.

Agreed. There's still plenty of time for the Jays to work their way from the basement to 4th, or maybe even 3rd place.

April 25, 2013  02:22 PM ET
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And at this time last year, Cleveland led the central, Texas led the west, the Dodgers led the NL west by a landslide, and Toronto had a winning record.Still early.

Also, you took exception to me suggesting that Brett Lawrie's durability was a question mark and you left a snarky, albeit misguided, post in reply.

Lawrie is injury prone, sport. You should know more about your team's players if you're going to get snarky.

 
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