With the Toronto Blue Jays looking to add to their pitching staff, would it make sense to look at bringing back Aaron Sanchez?
As you look through the latest reports and rumours, Toronto Blue Jays were probably intrigued by the latest news involving Aaron Sanchez.
According to his agent Scott Boras, the former Blue Jays pitcher has been participating in workouts for teams. This coming off a missed year where he underwent shoulder surgery that saw him miss the entire 2020 season.
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With Boras saying that Sanchez’s fastball is averaging a spin rate of between 2,700 and 2,800 rpms, he is trying to build up a base for the former starter to get a gig as a starter. Obviously you can’t blame either considering teams will pay more for a starter especially in this time where the market isn’t presenting many high calibre options.
The question for the Blue Jays is whether or not it’s worth considering Sanchez as a target in free agency? Right now, many would put up a massive caution flag considering the injury history the team had gone through with Sanchez.
At the same time, if the time off gave the 28-year-old a chance to finally sort through his injuries, there is certainly potential there. Sanchez has an elite curveball and when his command is on point, teams struggle to get much off of him.
Many teams will likely try to convince Sanchez to join them as a reliever which would play to his strengths as a hard throwing pitcher. Again, Boras will do everything he possible can to make sure his client gets the best opportunity which might not come on a contending team.
This could easily scare away a team like the Blue Jays who are in a strong position to contend but also need pitching depth. They have found ways to be creative with the way they deploy their pitchers but it offers something to consider.
Do you think the Blue Jays should consider bringing Sanchez back? What type of role would you offer him? Let us know in the comments below.