The quest for the next Robbie Ray has started!
The Blue Jays acquired Robbie Ray from the Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2020 season when he had a 7.84 ERA, and a little over a year later, he’s more than likely going to win the American League Cy Young Award.
Ray is most certainly going to get paid this winter. His amazing season, backed by high velocity and huge strikeout numbers, could net him a contract as big as the six-year, $140,000,000 deal Patrick Corbin, his former teammate in Arizona, signed with the Washington Nationals back in December of 2018.
Will the Blue Jays be the team that pays Ray? It’s difficult to say. They offered Marcus Semien a new contract during the season and the word was that they would do the same for Ray before he hit the open market.
But with Teoscar Hernandez and Jose Berrios both eligible for arbitration this winter and Vladdy Jr. and Bo Bichette soon to become expensive, it wouldn’t at all be shocking to see the Blue Jays thank Ray for his excellent season, let him sign a big deal elsewhere, and take the compensatory draft pick.
The Blue Jays struck gold with Robbie …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation