The Blue Jays, flush with the knowledge that major league baseball has okayed the club's controversial trade with Florida, are poised to name their new manager.

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approved the 12-player Jays-Marlins trade on Monday after a longer than usual review. Jays fans — relieved by the news and excited about the revamped roster — can now turn their attention to who will fill out the lineup card.

GM Alex Anthopoulos, the talk of the baseball world and the local sports scene, even during Grey Cup week, has been hinting that an announcement is near — perhaps as early as Tuesday, when Anthopoulos has a press conference scheduled to discuss the Marlins deal.

It's also possible that the decision will happen closer to baseball's winter meetings, which start Dec. 1 in Nashville, to steer clear of Grey Cup week in Toronto.

The blockbuster trade has already had an impact in Toronto. Media covering Sunday's Santa Claus parade noted the high number of Blue Jays caps visible along the route, and a team spokesperson said Monday night that "we've seen a considerable increase in interest in both season tickets and flex packs. . . . It's clear that there is a growing excitement level coming from the fan base."

Selig took a week to approve the deal sending Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio to the Jays for Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis and three top prospects. According to reports out of Boston, the Red Sox could have made a similar trade but passed.

Marlins fans, who saw their 1997 World Series roster dismantled the following season, believed Reyes and Buehrle were signed last winter to revitalize Florida as a playoff contender as the franchise moved into a new ballpark — built in part with a multimillion-dollar Miami tax fund that Selig pushed for.

Instead, the Marlins, having already dealt former batting champion Hanley Ramirez and ex-closer Heath Bell during the season, dumped $163.75 million in guaranteed salary through 2018.