According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet the Toronto Blue Jays will not make a qualifying offer to pitcher Josh Johnson.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) November 4, 2013
The situation was seemingly unthinkable when the season became but for the second year in a row the Toronto Blue Jays had a former All-Star completely fall apart on the mound. It wasn’t exactly on the same level as the fall from grace that Ricky Romero experienced last season since Johnson could actually hit the strike zone (unlike Romero). With decent peripherals there’s a least a glimmer of hope that Johnson can somewhat resurrect himself going forward.
This doesn’t necessarily means that the Blue Jays are done with Johnson either as his agent previously mentioned even if a qualifying offer wasn’t made they would still be more than happy to work out a deal with the team. Jesse F. at Bluebird Banter did an interesting post with different contract scenarios the Jays could try if they do still want to keep Johnson at a lesser rate.
What do you guys think? Should the Blue Jays try to work out a deal with Johnson or has he thrown his last pitch for the Toronto Blue Jays?