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Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins holds a media availability to discuss the signing of Jose Bautista in Toronto on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

GM happy Bautista returning

The curious offseason of the Toronto Blue Jays, the one in which they watched one franchise hero sign with a rival for a smaller contract than they had offered him, and then snapped up the second Jays legend for the relative pittance of a one-year guarantee, is perhaps best summed up by one statement offered by Ross Atkins on Thursday morning.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Brett Cecil. (Veronica Henri/Toronto Sun)

Jays losing reliever Cecil

When it comes to the always welcome left-handed help out of the bullpen, the Blue Jays got some grief on Saturday rather than relief.

Bill Comrie, shown here at an unveiling following a major donation to MacEwan University Athletics in 2015, became part owner of the Chicago Cubs in 2015. The Cubs are pursuing their first World Series championship since 1908. (Greg Southam)

Jones: Comrie on familiar ride

EDMONTON -- Bill Comrie was born in 1950. The last time the Chicago Cubs made it to a World Series was 1945. Today, he's part-owner of the Cubs in the World Series.