The 2021 Blue Jays offseason just got exciting as Toronto has landed the “Big Name” free agent, George Springer. The Toronto Blue Jays jumped the New York Mets as front runners Tuesday, following the dismissal of Mets GM Jared Porter.
The Toronto Blue Jays gained momentum Tuesday evening which was first reported by Brendon Kuhn. Reports from credited Blue Jays media corroborated these earlier reports prior to the official George Springer announcement.
2021 Blue Jays: George Springer, Welcome to Canada
The Toronto Blue Jays remained quiet while big-name players continued to sign elsewhere, consistently leaving Toronto as runner-ups. CEO Mark Shapiro changed that quickly with three signings in two days, including the addition of outfielder George Springer.
2021 Blue Jays: Contract Details
The highly sought after outfielder has agreed to terms with the Blue Jays for six years and $150 Million USD pending a physical exam.
George Springer will solidify the 2021 Blue Jays outfield. Now 31-years old, he had 14 home runs and 50 hits and finished with a .265 batting average in 2020 with the Houston Astros. In seven seasons with the Astros, George Springer totaled 832 hits, 174 home runs, and a career .270 batting average. Houston is the only team the outfielder has ever played for.
The Toronto Blue Jays will welcome the consistent bat and the experience George Springer brings along with him, World Series Championship experience. Add the two pitchers signed in the last 24 hours, Kirby Yates and Tyler Chatwood, and the Blue Jays are serious playoff contenders in 2021.
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