The Blue Jays pick up Rafael Dolis’ option and decline Chase Anderson’s option

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.

ROSTER UPDATE:
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 …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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