Former Blue Jays hurler Aaron Sanchez has reportedly signed a one year deal with the San Francisco Giants. The deal is worth 4 million dollars but can reach a total 6.5 million dollars with incentives.
Sanchez was a key part of both the 2015 and 16 teams that went to the playoffs, pitching out of the bullpen for most of 2015 and then in the rotation in 2016 where he would lead the American League in ERA.
Unfortunately for Sanchez, injuries would keep him from reaching his full potential in Toronto as he would miss parts of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 season’s and was never himself when he was healthy.
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Signing with the Giants is fantastic news for the former top prospect, as Sanchez was always a guy who had a ton of talent but was never able to put it together due to injuries and command issues. He’ll be getting a chance in San Francisco to show that the injury’s are a thing of the past and that he is back to being a Cy Young candidate.
Sanchez didn’t pitch at all during 2020 seasons but threw he a bullpen in front of scouts last week and was said to have touched 98 with good command.
Considering that players who were productive Major Leaguers last season are having a tough time getting guaranteed money on the open market, the Giants must be very confident that Sanchez will be able to get back to the CY Young caliber pitcher he was during the 2016 season due to the Major League deal he was given.
Even though he isn’t a Jay anymore, I’ll definitely be rooting for Sanchez to put it all together in San Francisco and would love to see him get back to being one of the best pitchers in baseball again.