Mark Shapiro: “The bulk of our heavy lifting is done” but there’s room for the Blue Jays “to be creative”

George Springer was officially introduced as a Toronto Blue Jay on Wednesday via video call.

To give a short summary…
Springer said that he was excited to join the Blue Jays’ exciting core and that he respected how the front office really believed in their young players. He also noted that the uncertainty around playing in Toronto in 2021 wasn’t at all a factor in his decision to sign, which is funny because multiple national writers were adamant this would hold the team back.
The most interesting part of the call came when Mark Shapiro spoke about what the front office’s plans are for the rest of the off-season…

Mark Shapiro: “the bulk of our heavy lifting is done” for free agents this off-season. Adds, there are “opportunities for Ross and baseball operations to be creative.”
The Blue Jays are targeting another starting pitcher or two, so that likely means if they come, it’s via trade
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) January 27, 2021

Shapiro says that the bulk of the heavy lifting is finished for the winter but there’s still room for the front office to be creative. That would mean that the team isn’t going to be in the …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation