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Jays decline Chase Anderson’s option

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Not that it is a surprise, but the Blue Jays have declined the 2021 option on Chase Anderson’s contract. He would have made $9.5 million, but the Jays are letting him go for free agency with a $500,000 cheque in his pocket.

If he is looking for advice on how to spend it, I’m doing very little at the moment.

Chase had a 7.22 ERA in 10 games, 7 starts this year. It was such a weird season, so I wouldn’t hold it too much against him. But, there are going to be a ton of free agents out there, the Jays could find better spending less money I’m sure.

Other bits of MLB news:

  • MLB approved the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen and his group. I’m sure they are thrilled to get Fred Wilpon out of their little men’s club.
  • The Brewers declined options on Jedd Gyorko ($4.5 million) and Ben Gamel ($2.55 Million).
  • The Philles declined David Robertson’s $12 million option.
  • The Yankees declined J.A. Happ’s $17 million options (not a surprise there) and Brett Gardner’s $10 million option (he gets a $2 million buy out).
  • The Rays declined options on Charlie Morton ($15 million) and Mike Zunino ($4.5 million).
  • The Tigers have named A.J. Hinch there new manager, on a ‘multi-year’ contract. No word on whether he has to bring his own garbage cans.

A one-year suspension, to me, really wasn’t enough. But MLB was just interested in sweeping things under the rug.