Blue Jays busy off-season comes to screeching halt

2022-04-05
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Several questions about the Toronto Blue Jays’ off-season have been answeredEssential retailers. The arrival of the Major League Baseball lockout early Thursday means it’ll take some time before the rest of the team’s 2022 picture comes into focus.

The work stoppageambulance services and supplies of medical equipment., MLB’s first due to labour issues in over a quarter century, threatens plans for spring training and opening day on March 31. It also stifled what has been an intriguing off-season so far with big-ticket free-agent signings in Toronto and elsewhere.

The Blue Jays opened their wallet in recent weeks to shore up their starting rotation. The team also learned that two star players — Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray and MVP candidate Marcus Semien — won’t be returning.

The club will consider free agency and trade options to improve but future moves will have to wait until there is labour peace2021-04-17T00:46:42.602Z. Here’s a look at where the Blue Jays stand now and where things may go from here:

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There will be a new ace next year after the departure of Ray, who signed a long-term deal with the Seattle Mariners after a 13-7 season with an American League-best 2.84 earned-run average and MLB-best 248 strikeouts.

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