Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in
In previous seasons, the Blue Jays have shown an affinity for bringing in versatile pitchers that have experience pitching both out of the rotation and bullpen. Alex Wood has that experience.
While he has started majority of his appearances each season, he has came out of the bullpen in a handful of games each year. In fact, he’s only had one season where he started all games he appeared in which was the 2019 season, his lone year with the Reds.
The past two years haven’t been kind to Wood based on his performances. He missed majority of the 2019 season with a back injury but did manage to make seven starts going 1-3 with a 5.80 ERA over 35.2 innings with an opponent average of .291.
In 2020 with the Dodgers, he appeared in nine games with all but two of those being relief appearances posting an ERA of 6.39 with an opponent average of .304 in 12.2 innings. Even with his poor stats, he did get a World Series ring out of it.
Prior to 2019 though, he never posted an ERA above 3.85 with his best season coming in 2016 with a 16-3 record, a 2.72 ERA along with an opponent average of .217 in 27 games (25 starts).
Wood could come to Toronto as a reliever and make spots starts if needed. The Jays do need a lefty in the bullpen and Wood could serve as a valuable piece pitching multiple innings an appearance in relief.