The Blue Jays, inside the front office, never regarded themselves as 2012 sellers heading into July, but that always seems the perception and would have remained so if not corrected by GM Alex Anthopoulos.

It's forever believed the Jays, for some reason, need to dump contracts to save money or else need to acquire young prospects for expiring contracts. The Jays are buyers.

Anthopoulos must add pitching to bolster a rotation that has lost three starters to injury, Brandon Morrow, Kyle Drabek and Drew Hutchison, and one to self-doubt — ace Ricky Romero.