‘Our actions speak louder than words’: Anthony Alford worries about himself, but not just himself

As he stood calmly in front of reporters on the second and final day of the Blue Jays’ annual Winter Fest event, Anthony Alford was preparing to answer some of the same old questions. Mostly, he’d probably have to address his offseason progress, his attitude towards the upcoming campaign, and the rather disappointing decline of his prospect stock, all of which seem almost synonymous with him at this point in his career.
He’d been asked these questions before, many, many times, and he’ll undoubtedly be asked them through spring training and well into the 2020 season.
But, before speaking of his own development and progress, he was asked about the evolution of the team’s young core, namely Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio.
“I think they’re talented athletes, but they’re even better kids,” he said with a smile. After thinking for a moment about what he just said, he laughed sheepishly, “I say ‘kids’ like I’m so much older than them.”
In a way, he is significantly older than them, at least in baseball terms. At 25, Alford is …

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation