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Toronto Blue Jays: Leave Bo Bichette at shortstop and move on

ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 24: Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays fields a ground ball from Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays (not pictured) during the third inning on Opening Day at Tropicana Field on July 24, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA - JULY 24: Bo Bichette #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays fields a ground ball from Kevin Kiermaier #39 of the Tampa Bay Rays (not pictured) during the third inning on Opening Day at Tropicana Field on July 24, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays need to leave Bo Bichette at shortstop and move on and address there other positional needs.

The Blue Jays were once again spectators as the New York Mets landed shortstop Francisco Lindor from the Cleveland Indians yesterday. Yes, Lindor would have made the team better, however, he realistically probably doesn’t sign long term to remain in Toronto and that is a hefty price to pay for one-year of Lindor.

We have Bichette who is arguably one of the most exciting young players in the game. I am not willing to move him off his position for one-year of Lindor.

Especially when Bo Bichette is on the cusp of being one of the premier players in the game. The 22-year old is already an elite hitter and has not hurt the team defensively from what I can recall. Leave him at shortstop, the kid works hard and has an internal fire to get better each day. Bichette can handle the day to day rigors of shortstop at the MLB level.

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The Jays would be better suited to concentrate on the likes of George Springer who would solidify a glaring hole in the outfield. It has been reported that the Blue Jays and Mets are finalists for the services of Springer, however, both teams appear to be balking at his $150 million dollar asking priced. The Jays are said to be trolling somewhere in the $115 million dollar range.

The starting rotation should also be more of a priority than Lindor at this stage of the game. It they don’t beef up the starters, it won’t matter who is batting one through nine. The rotation drops off drastically after Hyun Jin Ryu and Nate PearsonTrevor Bauer impacts more games in the win for his respective team in 2021 than Lindor would.

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I want Bo Bichette holding down the fort at shortstop for the next decade, the Mets got Lindor, move on and fill our actual needs before it is too late.

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