Alex Anthopoulos is having some fun.
A couple days after swinging a large trade that will, when it becomes finalized, bring several talented and expensive players to Toronto, the Blue Jays GM will soon sign Melky Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million contract, according to ESPNDeportes.com's Enrique Rojas.
Cabrera, you'll remember, was the MVP of the All-Star game before serving a suspension after testing positive for testosterone. He then reportedly created a fake Web site in an attempt to avoid suspension and removed himself from the race for the batting title.
When Cabrera joins Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and the new additions from the Marlins, the Blue Jays will contend in the AL East, especially in light of the challenges Boston faces.
The Blue Jays are spending in proportion to their market, ESPN.com's Dave Schoenfield writes.
Sports Illustrated's Joe Lemire writes that the Blue Jays are a good destination for Cabrera, who will aid their subpar left field situation.
"They've dropped the gloves in Toronto," Yahoo's Tim Brown writes, and even if Cabrera doesn't return to his 2012 levels, the deal is still a good one.
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