It was moving day in the Blue Jays clubhouse prior to Wednesday's 3-0 win against the O's.

For four current Jays, moving meant packing their bags for the last time and bidding an emotional adieu to teammates. For the organization, moving meant moving ahead waiting for the arrival of Colby Rasmus, the newest core player for a franchise that claims it is committed to using minor-league inventory to build a winner instead of hoarding draft choices and always building for the future.

"We're always going to value the draft," general manager Alex Anthopoulos said of the fact he traded away a couple of Type B free agents that might have returned picks next June. "It's always going to be important. But you do have to weigh where the roster's at and the years of control we have with who we currently have in place. That's where you start to balance it out a little bit.