3 Toronto Blue Jays New Year resolutions for 2024

As we begin a New Year, here are three resolutions for the Toronto Blue Jays which can help them become genuine contenders for the 2024 season.

Wild Card Series - Toronto Blue Jays v Minnesota Twins - Game Two
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2) Make a big signing

For a short time on Friday Dec. 8, it seemed as if the Blue Jays had hit the mother lode. Ohtani was apparently on a plane to Toronto, to sign with Canada's Major League Baseball team.

However, any jubilation among fans were soon replaced by a sinking feeling, with counter-reports stating the two-time AL MVP was still in California. He subsequently signed with the Dodgers in a monster 10-year, $700M deal, to remove any remaining hope.

At this point the Blue Jays couldn't even swivel towards Juan Soto, who had already been traded to the Yankees. Soon after the Dodgers swooped again, to signing free agent Japanese pitching sensation Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

As a result of all this, the overriding sentiment was that whoever the Blue Jays did sign or trade for, it would still feel like a disappointing offseason for the fans. Although the team didn't help themselves, with the subsequent underwhelming addition of Isiah Kiner-Falefa.

The Blue Jays have also re-signed Kevin Kiermaier, but as tremendous as he is -- specifically defensively -- it still isn't enough. However, there is still hope for the team.

As per the attempts to sign Ohtani, we know there is plenty of money in the coffers to make a big splash, albeit not quite as big. This is simply due to no other player being capable of bringing in as much revenue as the four-time All-MLB First Team selection.

Regardless, Cody Bellinger is still available and would certainly represent a big addition. They could even look to target a reunion with Teoscar Hernández, who despite his issues with strikeouts last season, is still productive; signing one or both of these players would certainly boost the offence.

In addition, as strong as the pitching already is, the Blue Jays could easily afford to sign last year's NL Cy Young winner Blake Snell. Overall, the point is there are still enough quality options out there to make this a successful offseason in Toronto.