It is known that the Toronto Blue Jays, which were expected to reinforce starting pitchers by trading catchers, currently have no plans to trade.
‘MLB.com’ reporter Mark Finesand said on the 18th (Korean time), “According to sources, Toronto has no plans to trade the catcher at this time.”
Toronto has three catchers, Danny Janson, Alejandro Kirk, and Gabriel Moreno, so trade rumors have been circulating steadily since the last trade deadline.
Reports have surfaced that the club will be putting one of its catchers, especially Jansen, up for sale in order to sign a starting pitcher this offseason, and it is known that they have actually proceeded.
However, on the 13th, he signed a three-year, $63 million contract with Chris Bassett, and was evaluated as having improved to some extent. Toronto built a starting lineup that led to Alec Manoa, Kevin Gaussman, Bassett, Jose Berrios and Yusei Kikuchi.메이저사이트
Accordingly, it seems that they will try to protect all three at this time, and reporter Pine Sand said, “Janson is the main catcher, Kirk is the designated hitter, and Moreno is likely to start the season at Triple A. We will protect all three in this way.”
Jansen had a batting average of 0.260 with 15 homers, 44 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.855 this season, while Kirk had a batting average of 0.285 with 14 homers, 63 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.787. Moreno, who was evaluated as the best prospect in the team and stepped on the major league stage for the first time this season, achieved a batting average of 0.319, 1 home run, 7 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.733.