lex Anthopoulos doesn’t hide from the truth: He didn’t care much for Edwin Encarnacion when his name was being kicked around in trade talks for Scott Rolen.
“First prize in the deal was Zach Stewart,” said Anthopoulos. Stewart never did win a game pitching for the Blue Jays.
“Second prize was Josh Roenicke.” He did pitch 36 innings for the Jays, all in relief.
“Encarnacion was the add-on,” said Anthopoulos. “We (J.P. Ricciardi was the general manager) didn’t really want him. The way the deal came down money wise, we had no choice, we had to take him.”