If you were like me and you were holding out hope of an Edwin Encarnacion return to Toronto, you’re going to be disappointed. The former Blue Jay inked a $12 million deal that includes a club option for 2021 also worth $12 million with the Chicago White Sox. The dream is DEAD.
Honestly, that’s a wildly reasonable pricetag for Edwin, and it’s unfortunate the Jays couldn’t swing a deal. There was talk that both sides had a mutual interest in a reunion, but, after the Jays brought the more versatile Travis Shaw on board, it wasn’t all that surprising Edwin’s return didn’t happen. Had they signed Edwin, it would be to pretty much exclusively DH, which doesn’t work with a roster consisting of Vlad Jr. and Toescar Hernandez. If Edwin’s return was going to happen, he would have to be coming in as a first baseman.
Speaking of reunions, what about David Price? The last we heard was that the Jays were talking to the Red Sox about a possible deal, but we have no idea how far that went. From a Toronto perspective, …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation