Kendrys Morales Will Make You Forget About Edwin Encarnacion
The Toronto Blue Jays faithful were decimated this offseason when the clutch hitting Edwin Encarnacion fled the country for financial freedom in Cleveland. The Jays brain-trust was scrutinized all offseason by many for locking up Kendrys Morales too hastily and not slow-playing the market.
Well, kids, I am here to tell you by midseason, Eddie and the imaginary parrot will be a distant memory after Morales has won the affection of fans from near and far with his tape measure home runs. The 3 year/ $33 million dollar deal Morales signed will be one of the best bargains of the offseason come the fall.
The switch-hitting designated hitter has never played in a homer-friendly confine like the Rogers Centre consistently in his career. Morales hasn’t missed a beat with his new team destroying Grapefruit League pitching hitting .474 with two home runs in 19 at-bats.
Look for Morales to hit .285 with 37 home runs and a century worth of runs batted in in 2017. A stat line that will be better than that of Encarnacion’s once the season has come and gone. Furthermore, manager John Gibbons will utilize Morales at first base more than anyone had anticipated or predicted and it will surprisingly be a success.
Morales the Monster in 2017!