Blue Jays: Management will need to spend wisely this off-season

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to members of the media before the start of MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on June 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to members of the media before the start of MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on June 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, CANADA – APRIL 4: The Toronto Blue Jays logo painted on the field during batting practice before the Toronto Blue Jays home opener prior to the start of their MLB game against the New York Yankees on April 4, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

With some veteran contracts off the books and a younger squad, the Toronto Blue Jays will have an influx of money to play with this offseason compared to the previous years.

With the 2019 season in the books, it is time for Blue Jays fans, writers and front office staff to set their sights on the upcoming offseason.

The offseason is a turbulent time for fans, players, and the organization, as each team looks to outdo the others to acquire and trade players to build a better squad than the previous season.

The Toronto Blue Jays are a young team in the midst of a rebuild, one that will test the fans faith in the front office and management, but also test the ability of the front office to succeed and set up the team for the long run.

This upcoming offseason is going to be a trying time for Ross Atkins and his front office staff, as he looks to improve his young squad in multiple different areas. The 2019 season was a good proving ground for the top prospects in the Blue Jays system, and realistically, it appears that the 2020 season will be the callback audition for young prospects looking to make the MLB on a full time basis.

There will be battles in the starting rotation amongst the top prospects in the Blue Jays organization, as well as an audition for the starting centre field role that is up for grabs amongst a trio of prospects who need to snag a spot on the roster, risking a waiver wire transfer if they fail.

When the dust finally settles and spring training roles around in 2020, the Toronto Blue Jays will be a team that is still trying to figure out the future roster amongst a smorgasbord of prospects, but a team that has the potential to bring playoff baseball back North of the border with some development and some wise additions outside of the current roster within the next few years.

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