Recently The report from Sportsnet’s Ben Nicholson-Smith gives Toronto fans something to look forward to after the MLB lockout end. In addition to having commercial discussions before the tournament ceased trading, the Jays are said to also have money to spend on additional free agents. Nicholson-Smith identified a midfielder and additional appearances as the club’s remaining need.
It was was expected that the Blue Jays will increase their payroll after a very encouraging 2021 season, but the season so far has given mixed signals as to how high payrolls can last. Although the hand a big dollar contract come Kevin Gausman (and a smaller dollar contract come Yimi Garcia) organization has seen No.3 top free agent contract rich elsewhere.
Jays end 2021 season with $154 million in salary, every Cot’s contract. Includes referee prediction, current RosterResource place Toronto payroll, for luxury tax purposes, at $161 million. However, the Nicholson-Smith report indicates that the $161 million mark could continue to be pushed further.
It should also be noted that the Jays most likely trading chips to appear during the season are said to be of the catcher type. Many teams have now cleared the catch market, with the Yankees and perhaps the Guardians being the only opponents left with questions in the position. Insider trade looks unlikely and the Blue Jays certainly have an out-of-date prospect to deal with, but a lack of demand for one of Toronto’s richest resources could prompt them to upgrade. through free agent.
Fortunately for the 91 win team, the freelance market still has options for front offices looking to upgrade their internals. Kris Bryant and, if he’s willing to change positions, Trevor’s story can be at the right price to cover the third facility. If Toronto is aiming for a more modest amount of spending, they might as well target the left Kyle Seager or reuniting with the press of the button Jonathan Villar praise Santiago Espinal in the hot corner. The latter two options will serve as insurance in the event that Espinal cannot build a strong performance in 2021, or Cavan Biggio do not return.
The offering market has fewer options but continues to rise at various prices. Carlos Rodon and Kenley Jansen represents two players who, for a premium, can help anchor a spin and spin respectively. Look at Danny Duffy or old friend Ryan Tepera would serve a similar function at a lower cost, if Jays preferred to splurge their money more evenly.
Of course, just yesterday, it was reported that Toronto express interest on the left hand side Yusei Kikuchi (polite of the Jon Heyman of MLB Network). For a reference of what the price of the left side might be, MLBTR guess $20 million two-year contract for the original pitcher. Yesterday’s report, however, described a competitive market for the left, with multiple offers spanning three years potentially altering the expected amount of money it might take to sign Kikuchi. Regardless of who the best baseball team north of the border goes after, it’s clear they’ll be active when they can.
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