The Blue Jays have already made their big free-agent splash of the off-season, adding Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year deal. But there’s still a month-and-a-half left until the beginning of spring training and plenty of names left on the open market. Are there any fits that make sense?
Keegan Matheson, over at MLB.com, did an early look at the Blue Jays’ roster, which is starting to take shape for the 2020 season.
You have some obvious locks, like Vlad Jr. playing third, Bo Bichette playing short, Cavan Biggio playing second, Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire behind the plate, Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel will be occupying two outfield spots, and Travis Shaw appears to be the first baseman. On the bench, Derek Fisher, Teoscar Hernandez, Rowdy Tellez, and Brandon Drury will likely be around, but how much they play is up in the air.
The rotation figures to be Ryu, Tanner Roark, Matt Shoemaker, Chase Anderson, and one of Trent Thornton and Ryan Borucki. Putting together a bullpen is impossible right now, but you can start with Ken Giles at the back and work out from there with names like Wilmer Font, Anthony Bass, and many more.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation