Blue Jays GM hopes to add “another very good player … or 3”

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Toronto Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins makes no secret of his team’s desire to acquire impact players this offseason.“What we’d like to do is add another really good player, or two or three,” Atkins said. MLB Network Radio. ” We will see. It’s really difficult to acquire elite players. It will be another opportunity for us to do so. We will see what happens. Whether in the form of an elite pitcher or an elite offensive player. we improve the team in several ways. ”

Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro said in October that the team expected to be active during the offseason and would not be under financial restrictions. Toronto has already re-signed southpaw Robbie Ray.

High-profile free agents such as National League winner Cy Young Trevor Bauer and star outfielder George Springer have reportedly been linked to the Blue Jays. The former teased Toronto as a potential landing point in early November when he said “this could be a destination”.

The team are also said to be one of the main contenders for Cleveland Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor.

Toronto made the playoffs last season for the first time since 2016. Ace Hyun-Jin Ryu and outfielders Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. are the only players to have signed multi-year contracts that extend beyond 2021. From young stars like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio are always paid before arbitration.



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