Daily Duce: Blue Jays viewed as a finalist for George Springer, Mark Shapiro says starting pitching needs to get better, and more!


We’re just a few days away from Christmas and nothing has happened yet this off-season.
I had hoped that MLB’s virtual Winter Meetings would get things going and, for a hot second, it seemed that was the case when the New York Mets signed catcher James McCann to a four-year deal. But since then? Nothing.
For the sake of reference, by this time last winter, Zack Wheeler had signed his contract with the Phillies and Gerrit Cole had inked his deal with the Yankees. It was on Dec. 23 of last year that the Blue Jays signed Hyun Jin Ryu, so there’s always a chance we could see some last-minute Christmas movement.
Maybe the Blue Jays will announce they’ve signed George Springer on Christmas Day? That would probably be the most exciting Transaction Friday we’ve ever had.
Speaking of Springer… Last week, Jeff Passan said that he had a feeling that Springer would end up with the Blue Jays but a deal wouldn’t be done any time soon. And then on Monday, Passan said that he believed the Blue Jays and the Mets are the finalists for Springer.
So, really, nothing new on that …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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