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Blue Jays: Five goals for the Winter Meetings

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Reese McGuire #70 during MLB game action against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre on September 26, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 26: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates their victory with Reese McGuire #70 during MLB game action against the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre on September 26, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, CANADA – MAY 17: Acting manager DeMarlo Hale #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers the starting lineup to third base umpire Mike Winters #33 as he fills in for suspended manager John Gibbons #5 before the start of MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 17, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA – MAY 17: Acting manager DeMarlo Hale #16 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers the starting lineup to third base umpire Mike Winters #33 as he fills in for suspended manager John Gibbons #5 before the start of MLB game action against the Tampa Bay Rays on May 17, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Round Out the Coaching Staff

Though the major league coaching is beginning to take shape, Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro should concentrate on hiring the remaining members of the coaching staff so that those decisions, as important as they are, are put aside for now.

Former bench coach DeMarlo Hale is presumed to be staying in the organization, but that still leaves the first base coach and hitting coach positions vacant. Even if Hale steps into one of those, they still need another coach. It’s futile to start suggesting names, but the team should surely be looking into potential candidates for those positions, and soon.

These suggestions are, well, suggestions, and while the front office undoubtedly has their own ideas about how they want to structure their offseason, it’s nevertheless endlessly fun to speculate and plan it out in different, variably fantastical ways.

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