Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos has worked diligently over the last couple of years since taking over the position to build the Blue Jays organization into a powerful force to contend in the American League East.
Fighting harder each season in the toughest division in all of baseball, Anthopoulos has made some highly perceptive and forward-thinking moves as if he were playing a championship game of chess.
Each move that he has made has strengthened the ballclub, not only for the 2012 season, but for future seasons as well.
The Jays have had a strong team for the last four seasons, but they ended each of those seasons in fourth place.
Anthopoulos doesn't make national headlines nearly as often as other general managers such as Brian Cashman and Theo Epstein. In a more subtle and reserved way, he is just as intelligent, may possibly be more insightful and has an excellent touch in building a powerhouse ballclub.
Take a look at some of the moves that he has made to build Toronto, not only for the 2012 season, but for a solid future.