Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in
By Reuben Gasee
Brandon Workman and Blake Parker were teammates for a bit with the Phillies this season when the former was traded to the team by the Red Sox.
Workman had a disastrous 2020 season. In 21 games, Workman was 1-4 with a 5.95 ERA and an opponent average of .352. You’d think that would shy a contending team like the Blue Jays away from him but they could roll the dice and take a chance on him to go back to his previous form.
In the closer’s role in 2019, he recorded 16 saves with an ERA of 1.88 with a whopping 124 strikeouts compared to just 29 hits given up for a ridiculous opponent average of .123 in 73 games while also posting a record of 10-1.
The Blue Jays could bring him in on a one-year deal in hopes he gets to his 2019 form.
Like Workman, Parker has experience closing but is better off as as set-up man.
In the 2020 season, he was 3-0 with an ERA of 2.81 and 25 strikeouts over 12 hits for an opponent average of .203 in 16 innings pitched across 14 games.
In his career which has saw him pitch 352 games, he holds a 3.52 ERA with 346 strikeouts compared to 258 hits given up for an opponent average of .229 in 301.2 innings pitched. Along with that, he has a record of 14-10 with 43 career holds and 34 saves in 42 chances.
The Blue Jays could add him to be a back end piece. If he struggles, they can give him mop up duties.