3 Blue Jays who should see an expanded role in 2024 and 2 who should not

With the season coming up soon, certain players will be looked upon to perform in a bigger role, whereas others will be taking a further step back.

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Most of the roster spots for the 2024 Blue Jays are penciled in, but that doesn't mean there aren't a few stragglers who have a less concrete role on the team. Naturally, first base and shortstop aren't even worth discussing, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette are both key cornerstones and are not going anywhere. There's also the rotating band of players at 2nd base that raises some questions about who will play the bulk of it. With as many good relievers that the Jays have, who is the most expendable, and who deserves more opportunity?

Firstly, the Jays can only have a 26-man roster for the vast majority of the season. As a result, there's going to be players that miss the original cut, but could get their chance to shine brighter depending on an injury or trade that would directly effect the current 26-man roster. Considering the Jays have many young players with the potential to contribute in a big way for the 2024 season, there will have to be some decisions to be made about who the best fits are to improve the current roster.

There's a case to be made about several players on the Jays' 40-man roster that deserve their cup of coffee, and this does not consider potential signings or trades that could alter the outlook of the Jays current setup, but given who is already known to be playing on the team next year, these are the 5 most notable players that will have their role adjusted in 2024.