20 Things: The outfield is a mess

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 mess that is the Blue Jays’ outfield. 

I was going to save this topic for a little bit later in the off-season, but given the report yesterday about the Blue Jays being one of a few teams interested in free agent Marcell Ozuna, it seems like it’s time to talk about it. What’s going on with Toronto’s outfield? There are a lot of names in the mix but not many inspiring combinations.
When the 2019 season began, Kevin Pillar was Toronto’s starting centre fielder, Randal Grichuk was slotted in right, and Teoscar Hernandez and Billy McKinney were expected to split time in left. A lot changed over the next six months.
A few days later, Pillar was traded to the Giants and Grichuk shifted to centre and Socrates Brito and Alen Hanson were added to the group. Throughout the season, we saw Grichuk sign a long-term contract and then switch spots with Hernandez, Jonathan Davis gets …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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