Blue Jays News And Notes: Montoyo, Hernandez and more
A look at some of the news and notes surrounding the Toronto Blue Jays on November 08, 2020.
Montoyo Could Join Bobby Cox
If Charlie Montoyo manages to beat out Kevin Cash and Rick Renteria for American League Manager of the Year, he would become only the second Blue Jays skipper to win the award. The only other manager to take the honours was Bobby Cox in 1985.
Montoyo is in tough for the award, however, the team did drastically improve from their 95-loss season from just a year ago. The winner will be announced at 6 p.m. eastern on the 11th of November on the MLB Network.
Quick To The Punch
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The brain trust wasted no time in bringing back pitcher Robbie Ray inking the hurler to a one-year/ $8 million dollar pact. Ray figures to have a role at the bottom-end of the starting rotation next season.
MLB Trade Rumors had Ray signing a one-year/ $6 million dollar contract with the Milwaukee Brewers on their Top 50 Predictions. Ray was tabbed as the 36th best free-agent in their yearly rankings.
Silver Is Sometimes Better Than Gold
Teoscar Hernandez was recognized for his stellar campaign in 2020 by taking home the Silver Slugger honours for his position. The 28-year old crushed 16-homers in 50 games while slugging a robust .579 for the season.
Blue Jays Generating Buzz
The team is generating a plethora of buzz from rival executives who expect Toronto not only to be very busy this offseason but to also flex some financial clout. The team could be players in the Francisco Lindor sweepstakes as well as the Trevor Bauer pursuit this offseason.
The team is definitely trending upward and this seems to be the time for the Blue Jays to push all-in and take their shot. It should be interesting to see how this offseason plays out.
Hot Corner Aspirations
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. made it publicly known last week that he has no intention of playing first base in 2021. Vladdy went on record to say he made it well known that third base will be his in 2021.
In his defence, he does seem to be taking his offseason training to an entirely new level, however, we have had that same song and dance before.