Toronto Blue Jays: Three Moves That Should be Made

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Sign Liam Hendriks

Liam Hendriks would turn this team from a contender to a real threat to win the division. He has shown he is one of the best relief pitchers in the major leagues in 2020, being named American League Reliever of the year and named to the 2020 All-MLB first team. He came in ninth for the 2020 AL Cy Young Award.

He is a hard-throwing, strikeout machine. Since 2019, he has pitched in 99 games and has held a 1.79 ERA, saving 39 games. He struck out 161 batters over 110.1 innings with a 7-5 record.
Putting Hendriks at the back end of this team’s bullpen would make them dominant. He would transcend this bullpen, one which was average at best in 2020.

The Toronto Blue Jays are willing to spend money and spending money on bullpen pitchers has proven to be a successful move for teams in the past. Hendriks would be a financial commitment over the next three or four seasons, but he would be worth it if he remains to play at this level and be as high caliber as a pitchers as he has proven to be.

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Henriks will be 32 at the beginning of next season and would fit in great because Toronto needs a real difference maker in their bullpen.