20 Things: The complicated matter of bringing Edwin home

Welcome to Blue Jays Nation’s Season In Review. Instead of doing boring-ass, standard player-by-player reviews or handing out some arbitrary report cards, I’m going to talk about 20 things that are on my mind heading into 2020. Today, we have the possibility of a welcomed return. 

This is something we’ve all thought about this year. With Edwin Encarnacion set to hit free agency this winter (assuming the Yankees don’t pick up his option), there’s a legitimate chance of a reunion between the veteran slugger and the organization he spent 999 games with over the course of eight seasons.
One of the most maligned decisions made by the Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins front office was the decision to let Edwin walk after the 2016 season. The whole thing was a mess. They offered Edwin a contract worth $80 million over four years, he declined, stating his interest to explore other options, the team went out and quickly inked Kendrys Morales to a value contract, and Edwin ended up signing for less in Cleveland.
It appeared as though there was never a genuine desire from the front office to bring Edwin back given the fact him leaving would result in the …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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