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Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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JUPITER, FL – MARCH 07: Matt Wieters #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals walks off the field against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 5-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
JUPITER, FL – MARCH 07: Matt Wieters #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals walks off the field against the Houston Astros during a spring training baseball game at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Jupiter, Florida. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 5-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Matt Wieters

When Matt Wieters was with the Baltimore Orioles, he was one of the best catchers in the game as he excelled on both sides of the ball.

With the Orioles, he made four trips to the All-Star game and won two Gold Glove awards, but his career has taken a downfall ever since he left the organization.

He spent two years with the Washington Nationals where he combined to slash .230/.303/.355. He then signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, where he has spent the past two seasons and served as the backup to future hall-of-famer Yadier Molina, and combined to slash .212/.274/.399.

With him now a free agent, he’ll have to decide what’s more important to him in winning or playing time. If winning is what he values more, he could join the Blue Jays on a minor league pact to serve as depth in case of injuries.

Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy was once one of the premier catchers in the game who was in line for a big payday until he struggled in his walk year.

He’s since bounced around multiple organizations hoping to regain his form, but he hasn’t reached that peak again. At the age of 35, he’s now simply a minor league depth player that teams use as a desperation option behind the plate.

He played in just one game for the Boston Red Sox in 2020 without getting a plate appearance.

The former All-Star may actually be a good option for the Blue Jays to sign to a minor league contract where they can stash him in AAA and put on the major league roster in case of injuries to the primary three catchers.

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