Like it or not, the Toronto Blue Jays have made every effort in becoming active players this current offseason in addressing their needs for the 2024 season. They may have been left disappointed after missing out on reeling in the biggest fish in the free agent market, but at least it didn’t stop them from making some solid value moves to address some of their roster issues afterwards.
First of all, they inked Isiah Kiner-Falefa to a two-year, $15M contract to fit in as a utilityman capable of playing all of the infield positions and including the outfield if needed. Next, they managed to re-sign fan favourite Kevin Kiermaier to a one-year deal to fill back the hole he left in the outfield when he departed for free agency. In addition, they recently addressed some of their pitching needs when they signed Cuban star Yariel Rodríguez to help with either the starting rotation or bullpen.
Even though Jays’ GM Ross Atkins hinted in a presser earlier this month that the ballclub will be aiming to add just one more big bat for this offseason, there is actually still quite some work left to be done for the Jays if they really intend to be serious contenders for the upcoming season.. Here, we take a look at four more vital items the ballclub needs to cross off their wish list to complete the fine retooling of their 2024 roster.