Four tiers of lineup upgrades for the Blue Jays

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My goodness is there a lot to discuss in the land of the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays are coming off of a pursuit of Shohei Ohtani, one that ended up symbolizing what was the 2023 season. A year in which things were frequently a the 1-yard line, but ended in an inability to execute and get the job done when it mattered. Ross Atkins and the Blue Jays front office have continued to state a big move is coming, and both fans and experts alike believe that this hypothetical move is necessary to push them to that next level their return to competitiveness.

The Jays have numerous holes on their 26-man roster, primarily on the offensive side. While a move to acquire a pitcher is possible, with many high-talent targets still out there to be had, this area is far from the most pressing to address. The concern lies in the offence, as this team is genuinely without a third baseman, needs a capable bat to enter the fold in the outfield, and would benefit from filling the vacancy that Brandon Belt has created in the DH/1B role.

While things may seem bleak in terms of who’s available, a more critical look reveals many high-potential targets on the market that could be acquired either through trade or through free agency. Some of the listed targets may be a pipe-dream, while some would be seen by many fans as disappointing. Regardless, options are out there, and this front office is seemingly committed to adding an impact player to this already talented roster.