Blue Jays Sign Kendrys Morales

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent Kendrys Morales for three-year at $33 million. Morales batted .263 with 30 home runs last season for the Kansas City Royals.

Morales is primarily a DH, which means re-signing Edwin Encarnacion seems highly unlikely to me. Unless Edwin primarily plays first base, which is possible. Personally, I think Edwin is gone, but I also thought Hillary would win easily.

Assuming Bautista and Encarnacion sign elsewhere, and I'm guessing they do, I hope the Jays strike a deal with the Reds to bring Joey Votto home.

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steve w

TSN Westhead is reporting 3 AL teams in on EE; hopefully the Jays are 1 of the 3.

Should EE sign elsewhere (likely), I'm hoping Jays mgmt allocates EE money to other players not named Votto.

Votto is a very good player, but his contract is rather odious.
He's already 33, and it carries an avg hit of $25mil, and runs to 2024.
He's on the downside of his career.
I get the hometown sentiment, but no thanks,

November 11, 2016 @ 6:11 PM

JJ

Beautiful signing. Switch-hitter a major +.

Losing the parrots bat is not the end of the world. We need more contact hitters, not HR hitters.

November 12, 2016 @ 2:31 PM

Pete

Agree with JJ.. when the jays don't hit homers they suffer. Could use some work on relief pitching as well

November 15, 2016 @ 11:35 AM

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