Even though Spring Training has arrived and baseball is “back”, the Blue Jays’ roster isn’t necessarily complete. Even moreso, teams that are looking to be contenders all around the league have holes that a trade or two could address as well, and the Blue Jays have several of these players that could fill a hole. So with 6 weeks until Opening Day, the Jays have time to make some moves to clear out some roster redundancies and get some pieces for the future.
Today’s FanPost Friday mission is to let us know what moves you would still like the front office to make prior to the team heading north to welcome the Tigers to town on March 28th.
To me, there are some very obvious moves that should be done. The Blue Jays should not start the season with both Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales on roster, as playing time should be going to Rowdy Tellez (and I still would love for the Jays to go out and get Dominic Smith). Smoak should have relatively good trade value, and teams like the Rockies would be stupid to not upgrade at 1B.
In the outfield, the Jays currently have 8 outfielders on the 40 man roster, 5 of whom should be in the Majors. Add on top of that the fact that the Jays should be fighting to get Harper, the Jays probably could clean out a bit of their Major League ready depth. There are quite a few teams that should have a lot of interest in someone like Kevin Pillar.
And of course there’s the pitching side. The Jays are in a position where they can look to move guys like Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman before losing them to Free Agency in a couple years, while simultaneously bringing in guys like Matt Shoemaker who is looking to rebuild value. In the bullpen, there is always an opportunity to bring in guys to looking to build up value and potentially be flipped at deadline.
So go here, click “New FanPost” and let us know of any final moves you would like to see the Jays make over the next 6 weeks in preparation for the season to come.