Big news, of course, is the Berrios signing. 7 years for 131 with an opt out at 5 years. Some observations.
- Jose musta liked his time here because he was on record as saying he wouldn't sign before testing the free agent market. Guess something changed his mind. He arguably might have been the top FA starter available in his FA year.
- 7 year contract puts another stamp the end of contract length as deterrent to signing players.
- Berrios is one of the most durable pitchers in MLB and is only 27.
Jose Berrios has combined great stuff with underappreciated durability. #BlueJays are betting on both.
Most starts last 4 years:
Most batters faced:
#BlueJays manager Charlie Montoyo finishes 4th in AL Manager of the Year voting. He had three first-place votes, 7 votes in total: pic.twitter.com/3qXhV45fw6— Mitch Bannon (@MitchBannon) November 16, 2021
Wilner thinks Montoyo was robbed.
Today, November 17th, is the last day for players to accept or decline their Qualifying Offers. Deadline is 5pm. Information from MLB is here.
Here's a clip with Vlad talking about hitting line drives.
"The key for me is hitting line drives." - Vlad Jr.— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 10, 2021
We talked hitting with the @BlueJays slugger after he became the youngest player ever to receive the Hank Aaron Award. pic.twitter.com/9uS9SVvSdP
Anyways. ya got a new post to discuss whatever you'd like.
Have a great day.