Let’s take a look at the free agents who haven’t signed yet

This off-season has moved at a glacial pace.

The marquee players — George Springer, D.J. LeMahieu, J.T. Realmuto, and Trevor Bauer — didn’t sign contracts until the calendar flipped to 2021, and, even with Spring Training right around the corner, multiple other interesting names are still floating around without jobs.
Mark Shapiro’s vague words about how the Blue Jays are finished with “heavy lifting” but have room to “be creative” has left us speculating what the front office might do before the start of the 2021 season, especially when it comes to the team’s underwhelming starting rotation.
It’s impossible to dig into the bevy of possible trades that might be out there (like, nobody saw the Steven Matz deal coming) but we can take a dive into the remaining free agents and figure out who would make the most sense for the Blue Jays to add.
Based on MLB Trade Rumours’ invaluable Top-50 Free Agents With Predictions list, 10 of the 50 players named are still without contracts…

11. Jake Odorizzi
In my mind, Odorizzi is the strongest starting pitcher still out there. The Blue Jays were among the teams interested in signing him last winter after a breakout season with …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

Trevor Bauer has signed with the L.A. Dodgers. How does this affect the Blue Jays?

Trevor Bauer, the last remaining marquee name on this year’s free-agent market, has finally made his decision.

In a wannabe LeBron James-esque video drop on his YouTube channel, Bauer announced that he would be taking his talents to the West Coast to join the reigning World Series Champions, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Though his agent, Rachel Luba, posted on Twitter on Thursday that Bauer’s decision was down to two teams, a Blue Jays jersey flashes on screen, along with a Mets and Dodgers jersey, when he talks about making his decision. One would assume, then, that the Blue Jays were in the mix on Bauer until close to the end and he seriously considered signing here.
The Cleveland Connection with the Blue Jays’ front office made some sense, given Mark Shapiro traded for Bauer when he was a prospect, but it was difficult to imagine the team handing out another large contract after they had already signed George Springer.
So, what does this all mean?
Personally, I would rather not cheer for Bauer and I’m glad he didn’t end up a Blue Jay. But I also recognize he’s a very good pitcher and I’m …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation