This happened: The Toronto Blue Jays are done waiting, pending the approval of Major League Baseball.
The 12-player deal — at last count — they made with the fraudulent chop shop they call the Miami Marlins was a heist, talent-wise; the Jays added two front-of-the-rotation starters in Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, a star shortstop in Jose Reyes, and potentially useful pieces in catcher John Buck and speed merchant Emilio Bonifacio. They rid themselves of Yunel Escobar, who humiliated the franchise this season, and sent some youth and prospects and baubles south, though not their brightest ones.
They traded maybes and got players. This was a monster deal, and nobody thinks the Blue Jays lost except perhaps their accountants.