The Toronto Blue Jays have some big decisions to make this offseason. Robbie Ray, the frontrunner AL Cy Young Award, and Marcus Semien, Top 5 AL MVP candidate.
It would be phenomenal if the Blue Jays could keep both players. However, knowing the market of Toronto and the business of baseball, Blue Jays might keep one of them or let both of them go. Ray and Semien might or most likely want 5-year, $100 plus million contracts, which would be a risk for Toronto because they need to consider Vlad Jr, Bo Bichette, and Teoscar Hernandez for future contracts. In this business, you can’t make everyone happy.
If only Robbie Ray and Marcus Semien would take a pay cut to help the Blue Jays make a run to the World Series. Blue Jays might see Semien go to the West Coast to play in his hometown in California.
Adding Justin Verlander to the rotation would be a plus for the Blue Jays. Verlander will turn 39 next season. Therefore, a 1-year deal doesn’t sound too bad.
It’s going to be a busy Winter Meeting for the Blue Jays front office. It is by far one of the best free agency classes in baseball history.