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.

Davis Schneider - Boston Red Sox v Toronto Blue Jays - Rogers Centre
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Should Not: Mitch White

The Jays have given White a shot and when it didn't work out they were willing to cut their losses. That stance should not change, as there is even less of a place now for him than there was before. The Jays have other long relief options who can start if need be, such as Bowden Francis and newly signed Yariel Rodriguez. Their additions make White less viable in any scenario, aside from being Triple-A depth. The front office was willing to end the Mitch White saga before, and considering the way the pitching staff is currently shaping out, it's likely best if it happens again. Some trades work out and others don't, so the sooner everyone can move on from this chapter, the better.

At the 2022 trade deadline, the Jays acquired Mitch White from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for Nick Frasso and Moises Brito. A year and a half later, and the trade has not blossomed into much for Toronto. White has tossed 55.2 big league innings for the Blue Jays has gone 0-6 with an ERA of 7.60. White had been tried out in many different roles as starter, long relief, low leverage innings, and none of them ended up working out in his time in Toronto thus far. White was even cut by the Jays to clear roster space for the Jordan Hicks acquisition, but he managed to clear waivers and was optioned to Triple-A. He has since been re-added to the 40-man.