The Winter Meetings are underway! This should mean that things are going to start to happen soon.
It seems as though we’re just waiting for one team to come out and make a splash and that’ll start the domino effect. My money would be on the New York Mets with their new ownership being the team everyone else is waiting on. Once they finally dive and sign a big fish, the other active teams in the mix will get moving.
As Ben Nicholson-Smith points out, that’s what we saw from the Blue Jays last year. After Gerrit Cole and Zack Wheeler signed, the Jays inked Hyun Jin Ryu to a four-year deal right at the end of December…
Yes, the Winter Meetings are technically underway, but for all intents and purposes this is just another week in December. Rushing a deal to appease a fan base or grab some headlines won’t serve the long-term interests of a franchise and executives are rightfully mindful of that risk. Better to wait, as the Blue Jays did before signing Hyun-Jin Ryu last Dec. 27, than overpay just because deals are ‘supposed to’ happen this week.
Assistant general manager Joe …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation