I didn’t expect to see Eric Thames’ name on the free agent market

We learned today that the Milwaukee Brewers are broke. Not only did they send a thoroughly decent depth starter to the Blue Jays for a pack of magic beans, but they also declined the very reasonable $7.5 million option on a productive player in Eric Thames.

The #Brewers announce they have declined the 2020 club option on Eric Thames. He is now a free agent, which is a bit of a shocker. pic.twitter.com/KPA4kF4l0M
— Stephen Watson (@WISN_Watson) November 4, 2019

I mean, it doesn’t necessarily mean they’re broke. Milwaukee could be more inclined to spend cash to bring back Yasmani Grandal or Mike Moustakas, or they might even sack up and do something about their shitty rotation. Who knows! Better yet, who cares!
Anyways, Thames adds another interesting name to the market that could be a fit with the Blue Jays. When I talked about bringing home Edwin Encarnacion a little while back, I said the fit is a little more complicated than you’d think at a glance because the team is prioritizing having a first baseman who can also play other positions.
We know about Thames’ bat. It’s good. He slashed a .247/.346/.505 line …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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