James Paxton signed with the Mariners and the Blue Jays are apparently focused on Taijuan Walker

We’re only a few days away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. Will the Blue Jays add another starting pitcher before then?

The dream of bringing Big Maple home (to play games not in Canada) is dead for now. The Seattle Mariners signed James Paxton to a one-year deal worth $8,500,000 which features bonuses that could up his earnings to $10,000,000. That’s a pretty decent chunk of cash for a guy coming off of a 6.64 ERA season with significant injury history.
That leaves Jake Odorizzi and Taijuan Walker as the big-name free agent pitchers left on the market. According to Pat Pagazzo, a Mets and Yankees writer, the Blue Jays are focused on Walker more so than Odorizzi…

With Taijuan Walker & Jake Odorizzi left as the lone starting pitchers on the market, the #Mets have limited options and will have some competition if they’re thinking about Walker as I’ve been told the Blue Jays are focused on him as opposed to Odorizzi
— Pat Ragazzo (@ragazzoreport) February 14, 2021

I’m not sure how credible a source Ragazzo is, but, if we’ve learned anything this off-season, it’s that information can come from anywhere and the national-level …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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