The Potential Returnees
In addition to the aforementioned players, The Athletic also believed that of the Blue Jays that entered free agency this offseason, four of them would be great fits coming back to the team.
These included Matt Chapman, Whit Merrifield, Jordan Hicks, and Hyun Jin Ryu. Chapman has recently received a qualifying offer from the Jays, so they are now just waiting upon his decision. It's worth noting that he is projected to reject the QO. Merrifield doesn’t seem likely to be coming back, especially on how the season ended for both himself and the team. Hicks and Ryu would provide great pitching depth for the team if they could be had with value deals, but most likely Hicks will be looking for a bigger, long-term deal entering his prime.
Nevertheless, it appears that the Jays could be a favourable home for many notable free agents. The key part now is which one(s) will eventually make the team roster for 2024, as now we can only patiently wait and see.