Throughout his tenure on the Blue Jays post-trade deadline, there was some sort of vibe surrounding Jordan Hicks. It's difficult to put into words, but it almost felt like he didn't truly enjoy his time on the club. Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith added a bit of fuel to that fire on Saturday as well, when he went on JD Bunkis's podcast and said, "I don't see Hicks returning. I don't see him coming back. I never got the sense that that fit fully landed between those two sides."
Do with that information what you will. Strictly throwing a guess out there, but he could have been unhappy with John Schneider's unwillingness to use him as the club's closer. Jordan Romano has a firm hold on that role, so it's a bit confusing when BNS says that the fit never fully landed between the club and Hicks.
Either way, the flamethrowing right-hander is good as gone. He performed exceptionally well whenever he was called upon (even if he was a bit erratic with his 100mph+ fastball at times) and undoubtedly played a significant role in the team's postseason run, but the fit just isn't there anymore.
The Blue Jays had to give up a nice pair of pitching prospects to acquire Hicks at the deadline from St. Louis, so if he departs in free agency, that may sting a bit more than it does at this current moment, but don't hold your breath for a reunion.