5 items the Blue Jays should have on their Christmas wish list

What items do the Blue Jays need to check off on their Christmas wish list for the season ahead?

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With the merry season upon us, many people will be looking forward to a holiday season full of promise, hope and happiness. For the Toronto Blue Jays, they will be looking towards the new year with high hopes that they can address their needs and shortfalls for the coming season. In celebration of the festive season, let’s take a closer look at what the Blue Jays’ Christmas wish list should be.

Cody Bellinger

After the mega disappointments when the Blue Jays missed out on both Juan Soto and Shohei Ohtani, the club needs to do something big on the free agent front to give the fans something to cheer for. Nothing would be bigger than signing one of the top remaining free agents in Cody Bellinger.

After having consecutive subpar seasons prior to 2023, Bellinger bounced back in a huge way with the Chicago Cubs this year, revitalizing his career by rediscovering his once-dominant form. In 2023, he posted stellar numbers across the board with 95 runs scored, 26 home runs, 97 RBI, 20 stolen bases, to go along with a career-high .307 batting average. In addition to his offensive output, Bellinger is also a former Gold Glove winner in 2019, showing that he can also hold his own in the outfield.

By getting Bellinger, not only does it address one of the Jays’ major needs this offseason, but it gives reassurance back to the entire team and fanbase that the organization is willing to spend to help build a winning group.