One thing that was advantageous to the Blue Jays last winter is that there weren’t as many teams as usual in the mix to sign big-ticket free agents.
Last year, it was pretty much the Blue Jays and New York Mets appearing in rumours around just about every name on the open market while the usual suspects, the Yankees and L.A. Dodgers, were also creeping around.
That won’t be the case this year.
The Mariners are expected to add to their roster after a surprising season that saw them go 90-72. The Texas Rangers are expected to have a big off-season and there are rumours that they could add more than $100 million to their payroll for 2022. The Los Angeles Angels, fresh off yet another disappointing season wasting the likes of Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, are planning to add significantly to their starting rotation this winter.
And those usual suspects, the Dodgers and Yankees, will, as always, also be in the mix. The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, and Corey Seager as free agents, so they’ll have a bunch of cash to make changes to their roster. The Yankees need to improve after a ho-hum …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation