With the arbitration deadline right around the corner, the Blue Jays have come to terms with one of their three unsigned players, inking Brandon Drury to a one-year deal worth $2.05 million.
Welcome to Blue Jays Nation’s Season In Review. Instead of doing boring-ass, standard player-by-player reviews or handing out some arbitrary report cards, I’m going to talk about 20 things that are on my mind heading into 2020. Today, we have the futures of multiple young Blue Jays bubble players.
The Blue Jays have already made their big free-agent splash of the off-season, adding Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year deal. But there’s still a month-and-a-half left until the beginning of spring training and plenty of names left on the open market. Are there any fits that make sense?
In some ways, the situation the Blue Jays find themselves in exiting this decade is the same as when they entered it.
With the Blue Jays influx of free agents from before Christmas being made official, there was some roster shuffling to be done in order to fit the newcomers into the 40-man roster. With Travis Shaw officially becoming a Blue Jay, Richard Urena was the odd-man-out.
It finally happened. The Blue Jays made their big, off-season splash that the front office had been hinting at, inking 2019 National League Cy Young runner-up Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year deal worth $80 million.
A couple of days ago, it was announced that Justin Smoak had inked a contract to join the Milwaukee Brewers. Today, the Blue Jays found his replacement, interestingly enough, with a former Brewer in Travis Shaw. So I guess you can sorta view this as a Smoak for Shaw swap.
It was reported on Tuesday that the New York Yankees are “actively” trying to trade away J.A. Happ and the $17 million in salary he’s owed next season.