It’s Transaction Friday and we have ourselves probably the most predictable and least surprising move(s) of the off-season.
The Blue Jays announced on Friday that they would be picking up Rafael Dolis’ team option and that they would be declining Chase Anderson’s team option. Dolis will have a $1,500,000 salary in 2021 while Anderson will cost the team a $500,000 buyout. His salary would have been $9,500,000.
We’ve exercised our 2021 club option on RHP Rafael Dolis and declined our 2021 club option on RHP Chase Anderson. pic.twitter.com/ld4RWI5DgA
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) October 30, 2020
Bringing back Dolis at $1,500,000 is a no-brainer.
While he was a little jarring to watch at times with his slow pace and propensity to make counts go full, Dolis was a very effective arm in 2020. Across 24 appearances, Dolis posted a 1.50 ERA while striking out 11.6 batters per nine. The 5.3 walks per nine were a bit of a concern, though. Still, at $1,500,000, you can’t go wrong.
And, in the same vein, not bringing back Anderson at $9,500,000 was also a no-brainer.
Acquired last winter from the Milwaukee Brewers as a salary dump, Anderson was expected to be a swing-guy for the Blue Jays who could …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation