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Michael Brantley is not a Toronto Blue Jay

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The outfielder is returning to the Astros, according to reports

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In the waning minutes of the Trump administration, it was reported that the Blue Jays had inked Michael Brantley to a three-year contract.

Apparently those rumours were not true; especially if we are to believe some newer, more up-to-date rumours! Just after Joe Biden entered the White House, Mark Brantley tweeted that Brantley had signed with the Astros on a two-year, $32-million deal. Buster Onley later reported that the Jays “did not come close” to signing him.

I guess we should not celebrate too much about the recent signings until it is officially announced by the club. As of the time of writing, the Tyler Chatwood, Kirby Yates, and George Springer deals have yet to appear on the official transactions list. I hope none of you ran out to get Brantley tattoos during your lunch break.

Bluebird Banter commenter J Blauv offered this fantastic comment about the situation:

BREAKING: Expert Sign Stealers Steal Signing.


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