Toronto Blue Jays: Three Moves That Should be Made

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J.T. Realmuto
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Sign JT Realmuto

The Toronto Blue Jays have hinted at making a big move this offseason and signing J.T. Realmuto would be the biggest splash they could make.

Realmuto, who will not be 30 until the beginning of next season, was All-MLB second team for catchers and is arguably the best in the game.

He is a two-time All-Star, two-time Silver Slugger, and a Gold Glove Award winner in 2019.

Since the beginning of 2018, he has played in 317 games, slugging 57 home runs and driving in 189 runs, scoring 199 runs. He batted .274 and had an OPS. of .825. In addition, he hit 72 doubles as well.

Danny Jansen was their primary catcher in 2020 and was fairly underwhelming.

Putting Realmuto third in the Toronto Blue Jays’ lineup would make it a real threat. They have strong hitters in Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez, and Cavan Biggio. He would fit this lineup greatly, but it would be for a price.

Realmuto is going to be expensive. However, Toronto has a reputation for spending money on catchers, such as Russell Martin in 2015.

Many teams are going after Realmuto and he is a hot commodity. The New York Mets are out of the picture now that they locked up James McCann. The Los Angeles Angels, the Washington Nationals, and even the New York Yankees are all possible suitors for the All-Star.

Toronto is going to have to spend big and commit to Realmuto for the long-term. He could be a staple in their franchise for the next five years if he decided to take his talents to Canada.