Kris Bryant seems like the ideal Toronto Blue Jays player with his versatility
The Blue Jays have always liked players that can play around the diamond and that’s exactly what Kris Bryant can bring.
If Toronto makes it a point to check in on Bryant he would slide right in at third base and can also play at first base and left field. The former NL MVP would have been a slam dunk target if he was a left-handed bat but that shouldn’t stop the Blue Jays from pursuing him.
He bounced back from a tough 2020 season to put up .265/.353/.481 with 25 home runs, 73 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Maybe he’s another candidate for a short-term deal similar to Marcus Semien who rebuilt his value.
Toronto Blue Jays could take gamble of Carlos Rodon to help rotation
The competition for Carlos Rodon will likely make him a tough pitcher to sign but you also wonder if his injury history will scare off potential suitors. He pitched 132.2 innings and put up a 2.37 ERA and an absurd 34.6 per cent strikeout rate with the Chicago White Sox.
He didn’t receive a tender offer from the White Sox even though he was a potential AL CY Young candidate at one point last season. So this could be a case where the Blue Jays can use some of their short term payroll flexibility and see if Rodon would be looking to rebuild his value as Robbie Ray did.