George Springer has been selling the Jays and Michael Brantley on working out a deal so his friend and Astros teammate can join him (possibly) north of the border. @Ken_Rosenthal mentioned the tandem talk
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 20, 2021
Free agents George Springer and Michael Brantley are close friends. They are represented by the same agency, Excel Sports Management. Imagine if the Blue Jays signed both in the kind of package deal more common in the NBA than Major League Baseball. Springer and Brantley would not only elevate the Jays’ offense but also provide leadership for the team’s young position players, transforming the franchise.
There’s legit legs to the Michael Brantley package deal and #BlueJays are very open to it, per source.
It would create an outfield logjam, but the extra OF and catcher pieces in the system could be used to upgrade the rotation, which is the clear, clear, clear need at this point.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) January 20, 2021