Jose Bautista disappointed with Jays' trade inactivity

Jose Bautista told reporters in Houston before Thursday night's game against the Astros that he found the Blue Jays' inaction at the trade deadline "a little disappointing."

Closer Casey Janssen also miffed Toronto stood pat

Slugger Jose Bautista found the Jays’ trade deadline inactivity on Thursday “a little disappointing.” (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jose Bautista told reporters in Houston before Thursday night's game against the Astros that he had "mixed feelings" about the Blue Jays' inaction at the trade deadline.

"Of course it's a little disappointing that we somehow weren't able to get anything done, but everyone around us that's in contention — and even some teams that aren't in contention like the Red Sox — somehow figured it out," he said. "Maybe they believe enough in our talent that they didn't feel like they wanted to break up our group and sacrifice our talent and what we've got going."

In recent weeks, Bautista and other players made similar comments in favour of Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos adding to this team.

"In terms of players wanting to improve the club, I expect that," Anthopoulos said. "We want to improve the club. I wouldn't expect anything less. There's a great group of guys in that clubhouse that are very competitive, that want to win."

Jays reliever Casey Janssen was also dismayed that Toronto stood pat at the deadline, and he plenty to say after it expired on Thursday.


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