We know that Ken Giles is going to be the Blue Jays’ closer this season. But, beyond that? It’s anybody’s guess.
According to Keegan Matheson of MLB dot com, the Blue Jays haven’t talked to Giles, who’s set to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career this winter, about an extension yet. Giles went on to add that he would be “all ears” if the Jays wanted to talk about making a deal.
Ken Giles says that there hasn’t been any talk of an extension with the #BlueJays lately, but that he’d be “all ears” if that happens.
Giles, who turns 30 on Sept. 20, is 60 games away from free agency.
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) July 15, 2020
Back in 2018, Giles was acquired from Houston as a reclamation project as he had fallen out of the Astros’ closer role. Giles has rebounded since coming to Toronto as his 2019 season was the best of his career. He picked up 23 saves, posted a 1.87 ERA across 53 innings, and struck out 14.1 batters per nine innings.
So the Giles reclamation project went according to plan, but …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation