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Who Is The Toronto Blue Jays Answer In Left-Field?

Melvin Upton Jr. does seem to be the Blue Jays solution for left field in 2017. Now that the Toronto Blue Jays have brought Jose Bautista back, the team has solidified the roster in every position except for left-field. Bautista goes back to his post in right field but the only position that remains to have a somewhat large hole in is left-field, but is it really as bad as people...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 hours ago

WATCH: Where does Bautista rank among Blue Jays' franchise leaders?

Heee's back, Jose Bautista is officially returning to the Blue Jays after agreeing on a one-year deal with mutual options, here's where he ranks among franchise leaders.
Via SportsNetCanada
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays, Jose Bautista reportedly agree to one-year deal with mutual option

Joey Bats is back in Toronto. According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, six-time All-Star slugger Jose Bautista has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Blue Jays. Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com adds that the deal contains a pair of mutual options that could keep Bautista in Toronto through 2019. Meanwhile, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Bautista will get...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Bautista returns to the Blue Jays after testing free agency

Jose Bautista is staying with the Toronto Blue Jays after all.Bautista, 36, rejected the team’s one-year qualifying offer in November that would have paid him $17.2 million in the 2017 season. Instead, he opted to test the free-agent market, which wasn’t as lucrative as he expected.Limited to 116 games by injuries last season, Bautista hit .234/.366/.452 with 22 homers, 24 doubles...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Phillies Get High-Risk Michael Saunders on Low-Risk Deal

Even on a deal as short as the one to which the Phillies and Michael Saunders agreed this week — he’ll reportedly get $9 million for one year and the club will have the option to re-up him at something like $11 to 14 million — two relevant questions emerge immediately. One: is Saunders healthy enough to believe in? And two: will the power he exhibited last year reappear in...
Via Fangraphs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ezequiel Carrera and the Need for Another Outfielder

It’s no secret that this has been a trying offseason. After the Jays made their quick strike to sign both Lourdes Gurriel and Kendrys Morales, things ground to a halt. It then wasn’t until the Winter Meetings that the team signed Steve Pearce. While that move was a good one for the club, it was met with disappointment from the fanbase because it meant that Edwin Encarnacion was...
Via BP Toronto
1 day ago

Edwin Encarnacion has attendance bonuses in his new Indians contract

Professional sports contracts have all sorts of different bonuses, including for difference performance related items, being on the roster on a certain date, etc. But for new Cleveland Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion, he has a bonus in his contract which isn’t necessarily new, but is quite unique in today’s sports world. Encarnacion’s three-year, $60 million contract has...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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