14 pitchers? A three-man bench? Let’s project the Blue Jays’ Opening Day roster!

Spring is almost here.

Pitchers and catchers are reporting to Dunedin on Thursday and the Blue Jays will play their first game of 2021 exactly one weeks from today. We also got a list of non-roster invites to spring training, so that’s how you know it’s real.

Presenting our non-roster #SpringTraining invitees! pic.twitter.com/LvXwBVjwri
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 13, 2021

Beyond the players on the 40-man roster, this collection of prospects and minor-league deal guys will be among the nearly 70 players heading to Dunedin over the next week. Most of these names are there to get experience and get up to speed at the team’s facility ahead of minor-league spring training, which will happen after the big-league teams start rolling.
Anyways, with spring training about to start, let’s take a look at the team the Blue Jays will send north (to Buffalo???) at the end of March.
Here’s an interesting note from Dan Shulman from back on Thursday, in which he figures that the team will operate with a 14-man pitching staff and three-man bench in 2021 now that active rosters aren’t limited to 13 arms. Given Toronto’s ho-hum rotation, it would make sense to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation