Reunions can be fun, especially when the player in question is a former fan favorite. This offseason, we've seen Lourdes Gurriel Jr. re-sign with the Diamondbacks rather than coming back to Toronto.
Teoscar Hernández is still out there, as is Kevin Kiermaier, but if the Jays manage to reel in Bellinger, there is no longer a need for a reunion with Kiermaier. As a result, the Jays must pivot fast to a critical position that presents the biggest hole in their roster. That position to fill is third base. With only one obvious candidate available remaining in the free agent market that could provide both game-changing offensive and defensive output at the position, the Jays need to bring back Matt Chapman.
Despite his lack of consistency in his run production this past season following his hot start in April, Chapman has previously proven to be a significant contributor on both sides of the field throughout his career. With all the capabilities of averaging close to 30 home runs and 90 RBI per season when healthy, he has all the makings to be a power, productive third baseman in the long haul. On top of that, his defence is never in question with his four Gold Gloves to date.