I though this brief article made a really good point. It seems unlikely that the Blue Jays will sign even one of their heavy hitters this off season. And there aren’t too many out there on the free agent market. Shap-kins hasn’t demonstrated that they’re a couple of guys that like to splurge on big name players. And a trade for a big hitter would require depletion of a non-existent farm system.
So, given that the greatest strength of the team right now is a strong and healthy pitching staff that makes hitters put balls in play and is returning next season, strengthening up the defense seems to make sense. Buck Martinez says a lot of nonsensical things, but I think his best quip was when he said that the Jays ‘don’t have an ace, but they have 4 Kings.’