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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.