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2022 Blue Jays

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Dappleganger

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Quote from: Nik on December 23, 2022, 04:29:10 PM
Quote from: Dappleganger on December 23, 2022, 04:24:43 PMOutfield is complete.

I can't believe that's true. Kiermaier is an often injured and, frankly, not a very good hitter. The Jays can't really be banking on him being their every day CF.

Well I thought the outfield was Springer, Varsho, Kiermaier, Gurriel, Merrifield.😅

Springer, Varsho, Kiermaier, Merrifield can all play CF so I think a rotation of some sort there. No, I don't think Keirmaier is the everyday CF. I see him more as the Springer fill-in (Springer won't play a full season). With Gurriel leaving in the trade as well, I feel the outfield is less than complete.

 

Nik

Quote from: Dappleganger on December 23, 2022, 04:33:11 PM
Quote from: Nik on December 23, 2022, 04:29:10 PM
Quote from: Dappleganger on December 23, 2022, 04:24:43 PMOutfield is complete.

I can't believe that's true. Kiermaier is an often injured and, frankly, not a very good hitter. The Jays can't really be banking on him being their every day CF.

Well I thought the outfield was Springer, Varsho, Kiermaier, Gurriel, Merrifield.😅

Springer, Varsho, Kiermaier, Merrifield can all play CF so I think a rotation of some sort there. No, I don't think Keirmaier is the everyday CF. I see him more as the Springer fill-in (Springer won't play a full season). With Gurriel leaving in the trade as well, I feel the outfield is less than complete.

 

I keep forgetting Merrifield wasn't a rental.

I still think you need to add a bat. The shake-ups and injury concerns during a regular season is one thing but right now if you try to make a playoff-lineup for this team either you need to use your backup catcher at DH(not ideal) or you put a not very inspiring hitter in the line-up. That may be a deadline sort of thing but as is, it still feels like dealing both Teoscar and Lourdes means the team is offensively not ideal right now.
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Seems like the Jays have come out marginally better than last year overall but will be worse offensively while have considerably better outfield defense.  Going from two of the worst fielders to two of the best will be noticeable.  BVarsho might benefit a decent amount by the shift being banned

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Jays signed Bo Bichette to a 3-year extension avoiding an arbitration hearing.  Numbers haven't come out and this does nothing to ensure that Bo stays long-term but that's a nice thing to not sour the relationship over arbitration hearings.

The Jays also signed Chad Green who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery but has been a solid reliever for the Yankees the last few years.  He won't be ready for the start of the season but could be a big add mid-way through.

They released Matt Gage who feels like a guy who did all the right things except get a fair shot at the Majors

1.38 ERA 0.923 WHIP and 12 strikeouts in 13 innings last year in the Majors
2.34 ERA 1.087 WHIP and 46 strikeouts in 42 innings last year in AAA