A few months back, there was a report that Bo Bichette would be willing to vacate the shortstop position if the Toronto Blue Jays brought in a worthy upgrade, however, it seems that may have not been the case.
Arash Madani of Sportsnet spoke to Bo Bichette about all things Blue Jays in a recent interview in Dunedin. Madani discussed the interview on “Writers Bloc” yesterday with Jeff Blair and Stephen Brunt. The two obvious takeaways from the discussion were that Bichette did not learn anything last season in his first taste of the majors and that his willingness to switch positions may have been a little far fetched.
The conversation may have been lost in translation with skipper Charlie Montoyo as he was the broken telephone who advised the media about his conversation with the possibility of Bichette switching positions in the event of an offseason acquisition.
At the time it was rumoured that the Blue Jays brain trust had an interest in bringing free agent Didi Gregorius north of the border which would have presumably pushed Bichette to second base and Cavan Biggio to the outfield.
You can skip to the 3:00-minute mark on the below video to hear the conversation about the position change.
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Bichette has an undeniable sense of belonging and unwavering confidence in his abilities, the 21-year old has never been fazed by the bright lights of the major leagues or the players in it. This season could definitely be the year that Bichette asserts himself as a prominent superstar in the league while becoming a household name south of the border.
The former second-round selection made seven errors in 171 chances at shortstop following his promotion to the majors at the end of July. Bichette missed the last month of the season after suffering a concussion and the team did not fool around shutting the rookie down for the remainder of the campaign.
It is nice to see that fire in his belly and that he does not want to give up his position without a fight. Bo is going to be the leader of the Blue Jays on and off the field for years to come.