Blue Jays: Three free agents still worth considering
There are never too many weapons in the bullpen
I’m actually feeling pretty good about the Blue Jays bullpen heading into a new season, but you can always add more talent at the right price.
Speaking of that, Brad Peacock still remains unsigned, and it’s getting to the point where the 33-year-old might have to agree to a very small contract, or even accept a minor league deal. That’s a little strange considering he’s had a pretty lengthy run of success with the Astros, even if last season didn’t go so well and ended with a shoulder surgery.
That said, from 2016-2018 Peacock pitched in 105 games with an ERA of 3.23 for the Astros, and had mixed results in 2019 as he worked as a starter as well. That ability to throw multiple innings is another thing that could appeal to the Blue Jays, especially if they’re looking to get creative with their staff this year.
I’m not sure I’d go over the top to bring in Peacock, especially not knowing for sure how his shoulder will recover from his 2020 troubles, but if he’s available on a minor league deal then the Blue Jays would be silly not to make that call. He’d have to prove himself healthy in order to make the team, but there could be real value to be had if he is.
If he’s willing to accept a minor league deal then it’s possible that several teams would be interested in his services as well, but it’s certainly worth checking into. You can never have too much pitching.