The Blue Jays have been pretty much linked to almost everyone
Unlike basketball or hockey, where free agents typically come off the board once free agency starts, in baseball the offseason is developed at a much slower pace. Most players and teams aren’t necessarily in any rush to make a huge move right away as players, agents and organizations in baseball typically want to see how the market develops before doing anything.
This offseason could be slower than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many teams are expected to cry poor due to the losses they suffered without fans in the seats, and other sources of income being nonexistent during the shortened 2020 campaign.
Despite many teams expected to be cheap, the Toronto Blue Jays won’t be, as they’ve said they won’t be limited financially and they’re at an advantage due to the fact that the team is corporately owned.
So far this MLB offseason, not many free agents have signed. The MLB winter meetings where things typically start to ramp up have come and gone and very few moves were made. Big name free agents like George Springer, DJ LeMahieu, J.T. Realmuto, Trevor Bauer and others remain unsigned and could stay like that heading into the new year.
There have been some moves that have been done though that have included the Blue Jays. In fact, the Blue Jays were the first ones to strike in free agency when they brought back Robbie Ray on a one year deal worth $8 million. That definitely won’t be the Blue Jays only move though as they’ve been linked to a bevy of players including high profile ones.
Here’s what could happen with the Blue Jays this offseason.