A Lefty Power Bat
For years now, the Blue Jays have been a predominantly right-handed hitting team. The only emerging left-handed hitter from this new core of players is Cavan Biggio. With Corey Dickerson a free agent, the team has a scarcity of lefties to balance out the lineup.
There exists an abundance of outfield free agents still available. While someone like Nick Castellanos would no doubt be the most desired amongst most teams, I don’t think he should be high on the Jays wish list. The signing of either Kyle Schwarber or Michael Conforto seems like a perfect match. Both have a career OPS+ around 120, and both would split time between DH and the outfield. Both are also capable of hitting higher in the lineup, as a big part of their games is a keen approach at the plate.
It’s truly a thrill to write about these topics with certainty that we’ll see baseball in 2022. It’s good to be back, and let’s go Blue Jays.