The TLDR version:
Bautista:“He’s going to get a clean slate again next spring,” Anthopoulos said. “Very good chance he comes off of the roster in the off-season. I told him that ahead of time, just for the 40-man spot. He’ll come in next spring, he’ll come in and compete and hopefully he’ll start fresh and he can get it turned around.”
JJ:“You never know where discussions will lead, but we’re very reluctant to move our better players and you would do everything you can to make deals without having to talk about those guys,” Anthopoulos said.
He went on to explain that trading a star player such as Bautista would solve one problem while creating another.
And I figured I'd throw this one in here:Anthopoulos expects to make a decision on whether to extend Josh Johnson a qualifying offer by early to mid-October. By then the Blue Jays will have more information about the prospective free agent’s health.
And if you're wondering, the Jays aren't planning on making Goins the 2B next year.Asked to cite a lesson learned from the Blue Jays’ disappointing season, Anthopoulos pointed to the importance of defence.
“I think there are just certain things we probably didn’t discuss enough,” he said. “We were focused on the rotation, and talked about adding a lot of innings, which was important, but I don’t know that we talked enough about the defence.”