Ranking every relevant Blue Jays offseason signing (so far)

How have the Jays done with their signings of free agents this offseason?

Wild Card Series - Toronto Blue Jays v Minnesota Twins - Game One
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2. Kevin Kiermaier

Ranked the second-best signing on our list, we have the re-signing of fan favourite Kevin Kiermaier to a one-year contract worth $10.5M. This signing made a lot of sense for the Jays. After all, Kiermaier put together a strong season both defensively and offensively (relative to his standard output) in 2023 with the ballclub. In 129 games, he amassed a .265 batting average with a .741 OPS, 104 OPS+, 58 runs scored, 21 doubles, 6 triples, 8 home runs, 36 RBI and 14 stolen bases. In doing so, he was one of the most productive nine-hole hitters in the league.

Just for good measure, Kiermaier put his elite defensive acumen on full display. After stealing hit after hit from the Jays back during his time with the Rays, it was nice to have him on the "light side" for once. Last year, Kiermaier committed only 3 errors all year for a stellar .989 fielding percentage, along with 5 outfield assists and a whopping 18 DRS, showing that he's still got it despite coming off major surgery the year prior. More importantly, his excellence was recognized as he took home his fourth career Gold Glove in the process.

Kiermaier might not be the power outfield bat that the Jays were looking for from the start of free agency. But one thing is for certain, they will not have to worry about their defense in 2024 as the dynamic duo of him and Daulton Varsho will be back to command the outfield to create nightmares for opposing hitters. And of all the potential reunions that was predicted for the Jays to rekindle this offseason, at least one has come to fruition, and it Is one that everyone really wanted back.