Groundhog Day in Blue Jay Land
For the odd baseball executive, I’m sure every day must feel like Groundhog Day. Despite their best efforts, sometimes they are just stuck in the endless loop of mediocrity and have no way of getting out of it.
Luckily for us Blue Jays fans, Alex Anthopoulos is not one of those people. AA has been furiously pursuing signings and trades this offseason in what has been one of the most active winters in recent memory.
After all, it wasn’t all that long ago when the biggest offseason acquisition by the Blue Jays was the minor league signing of Kevin Millar. We were chomping at the bit for any morsel of Blue Jays news, and the only thing fed to us by the front office was Kevin Millar’s Spring Training invite.
I’m thankful there’s been a flurry of activity this offseason because the six months between the final game of the regular season and Opening Day can drag on longer than an ESPN Sunday Night Baseball matchup between the Yankees and the Red Sox.
With all the trades, free agent signings, and a new manager at the helm, I can’t think of a better time to get excited about Blue Jays baseball again.
So however you chose to celebrate this obscure rodent-centric holiday, just be sure to remember this very recently constructed Groundhog Day baseball proverb:
If Alex Anthopoulos sees his shadow, then it’s eight more weeks of the offseason. But if the Silent Assassin doesn’t see his shadow, then a blindsided trade is surely on the horizon.