Another day, another ‘The Blue Jays are linked to _______’ post.
This one is a bit different than the standard ‘the Blue Jays have been in talks with so and so’ though.
Corey Kluber, the two-time Cy Young Award winner, is doing a throwing session for teams down in Florida today, and the Blue Jays are one of the teams in the mix.
#BlueJays are one of the teams watching Corey Kluber throw in Florida today, per source.
Would make a lot of sense as a buy-low mid-rotation arm while you cross your fingers he can find his Cy form again.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) January 13, 2021
Kluber is a name that Shapiro and Co. obviously know well. Originally drafted by the San Diego Padres back in 2007, Kluber was acquired by Cleveland in a three-team trade that involved Jake Westbrook and Ryan Ludwick. A few years later, Kluber emerged as one of the better starting pitchers in baseball.
He won the Cy Young in 2014, finished third in voting in 2016 while helping Cleveland reach the World Series, and won again in 2017. Between 2013 and 2018, Kluber posted a sparkling 2.85 ERA with great peripheral numbers, walking just 1.8 batters-per-nine while striking out 10.1 per-nine.
Early on in the 2019 season, …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation