Blue Jays: Former players still searching for work

There is still a plethora of former Toronto Blue Jays players who remain unsigned and searching for work, could a reunion north of the border be in store for anyone?

At first glance, when perusing the MLB Free Agent Tracker there are upwards of 20 former Blue Jays players who have yet to agree to terms on a contract for the 2020 season.

The list is headlined by Josh Donaldson who is still negotiating by a trio of teams courting the third baseman. It is rumoured that Donaldson is seeking a four-year pact and it will come down to the Twins, Braves, and Nationals. There is zero chance J.D. will ever return to Toronto as long as the current front office remains in place.

The oft-injured Devon Travis still remains unsigned as teams are undoubtedly hesitant due to his past injury woes. Travis has a ton of potential when he is on the field, however, he may have to settle for a MiLB deal at this point. On a curious side-note, his Instagram story showed him in Toronto yesterday watching football at a local establishment.

Kevin Pillar remains without work after the Giants opted not to tender the outfielder a contract. The Blue Jays could definitely benefit from his defensive prowess in the outfield as they still have not addressed their centrefield void. A reunion still seems doubtful and there has been no chatter linking the two parties at any point this offseason.

The Blue Jays did a good job this offseason of adding starting pitching depth and won’t require the talents of any of the remaining players on the board. The likes of Clay Buchholz, Edwin Jackson, and Clayton Richard all remain unemployed.

The team will certainly add to the bullpen before it is all said and done as they have only added Anthony Bass and potentially Shun Yamaguchi if he doesn’t make the starting rotation. Some interesting former relievers remain unsigned in David Phelps, Derek Law, Jeremy Jeffress, and Dominic Leone.

Veterans Russell Martin, Curtis Granderson, and Kendrys Morales are still looking for part-time work as they are all on the last legs of their respective MLB careers.

The rest of the free-agent list includes Melky Cabrera, Adeiny Hecharvarria, Yangervis Solarte and of course Jose Bautista who apparently has not ruled out playing if he can attract a suitor.

Next: Scoot Cavan Biggio to the OF and sign Scooter Gennett

Who would you like to see make a reunion tour north of the border?

 

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