Blue Jays: Which players will make the All-Star team?

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JUNE 10: George Springer #4 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his second inning home run while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 10, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JUNE 10: George Springer #4 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates his second inning home run while playing the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 10, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – MAY 31: Jordan Romano #68 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches to the Chicago White Sox in the ninth inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on May 31, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

Room for Relievers?

As good as he was last season. Jordan Romano has turned it up a notch. He leads the league with 22 games finished and 16 saves and is regarded as one of the premier closers in baseball. Not bad for a guy the Blue Jays lost in the Rule 5 draft a few years ago, only to get him back from the Texas Rangers and see him drastically change his career path as a late-inning reliever.

Romano won reliever of the month for April and although his May wasn’t as good, he still recorded six saves. He is an intense, fiery athlete and a joy to watch. There are plenty of relievers in the American League who will merit consideration, but Romano should be right there with them.

The trade of Joe Panik and minor-league infielder Andrew McInvale to the Miami Marlins for Corey Dickerson and Adam Cimber has been a heist. Who knows, maybe McInvale becomes a player, but Dickerson played well down the stretch for the Jays last year and Cimber has been an integral piece to their relief corps.

He’s made a league-high 27 appearances and has been involved in a lot of decisions. He’s 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP, and three saves. His unorthodox delivery often fools batters and Cimber offers a change of pace to the team’s other, hard-throwing relievers.

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All these players won’t make the All-Star team, but they all at least deserve some contemplation. My guess is you’ll see six members of the Blue Jays recognized next month.