The Toronto Blue Jays were one of the most frugal free agency clubs two years ago, spending only $14 million on free agents.
The purse strings were blown wide open this offseason, with a whopping $186 million spent in free agency.
It’s a far cry from a few years ago when the Blue Jays were trying to preserve every dime as a rebuilding team. They stepped up their efforts this winter to reclaim their place as a contender.
Toronto has had few (if any) high-priced players on its squad in recent seasons, but this year’s team is a mix of veteran top-dollar free agents and youthful pre-arbitration talents.
The Blue Jays will need huge contributions from big ticket players like George Springer and Marcus Semien, as well as young franchise stalwarts like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette if they are to have any chance of returning to the postseason.
After Kirby Yates suffered a season-ending injury and the team dismissed Shun Yamaguchi from the second year of his two-year agreement, the Blue Jays had already thrown $8.675 million out the window before ever throwing a regular-season pitch.
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