Toronto Blue Jays: Three Moves That Should be Made

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The Toronto Blue Jays are ready to spend, it’s just a matter where they decide to improve.

In 2020, the Toronto Blue Jays barely snuck into the playoffs, finishing third in the American League Eastern division at 32-28. They lost in the AL Wild Card Series (2-0) to the eventual American League champion Tampa Bay Rays. They were one of the team’s that benefited from the expanded MLB postseason format of 2020.

This was the first time they were over .500 since 2016. This young squad took a big step in the right direction. With a will to spend money, Toronto has needs to fill, especially if they want to return to the postseason in 2021. They found their ace in last year’s signing of Hyun Jin Ryu.

Their young promising trio of infielders, who are all sons of former major league All-Stars, are their future. However, they need more help. Adding an All-Star to their lineup will definitely create more depth in a young clubhouse. A consistent power bat would transcend this lineup into a real contender’s offense.

Their general manager, Ross Atkins, wants to make a significant move and have Toronto be a significant contender in the AL East.

“I think we are in a position where we could add to this team with talent that is condensed in one player and a super high impact,” he said. “We’re going to continue to think about how we can build upon this group, and hopefully it’s both complimentary as well as making as making a really high impact.”

Here are three moves that the Toronto Blue Jays should make this offseason.