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Thursday Bantering: Jays Bits

Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

There isn’t much for Blue Jays’ news again this morning.

We have finally been told about Kevin Kiermaier’s contract. One year at $9 million, with a $750,000 bonus based on days spent on the active roster. FanGraphs figured he would get two years at $10 million per year, so it is one of the few contracts they guessed higher than what happened.

Kiermaier posted this on twitter:

I hope there is another outfield signing soon.

There is a rumour that the team is talking to Johnny Cueto (FanGraphs figures he will get a one-year, $12 million contract this off-season), to round out the rotation. He’s going to be 37 this year. He had a 3.35 ERA this year, with a 3.79 FIP. Even if his signing doesn’t excite me, he’d give us more depth and some competition for the fifth starter job.

Carlos Correa’s 13-year, $350 million contract is an argument against the idea that major league baseball is dying. The teams feel there is a lot of money in the game and that there will continue to be more money coming in over the decade or two.

If the Giants feel that paying a shortstop $30ish million a year into his 40s won’t hamstring their payroll, they must figure times will continue to be good for MLB owners.

Today in stupid tweets:

As much as I might like to think I get smarter as I get older, my only improvement is that I’m more willing to ask smarter people when I want to know something.

But if you want the best argument against the idea we get smarter as we get older:

Or Phil’s ballot from last year, which seems to have been filled out at random: