The Blue Jays said they would do things like this.
We never believed them.
The Blue Jays said they could switch from collecting to contending.
We never saw any evidence.
Alex Anthopoulos said he wanted to be in position to pull the trigger on a big trade.
We waited for the proof.
The proof slammed down from Canada on Tuesday evening, with all the power of a winter storm. The evidence piled up, piece by piece, with every big name (and every huge salary) confirmed as part of baseball's first megatrade of the 2012-13 winter.