Blue Jays Would Like To Add Impact Bat

The Blue Jays dabbled in the Prince Fielder market this past offseason, and today GM Alex Anthopoulos told Jim Bowden on MLB Network Radio that he would still like to add an impact bat.

"[If] I had to pick one area [to improve], you'd love to get one more bat," said the GM. "That's not to take anything away from our offense – 'cause we were top five in the American League in offense last year and I think we're improved – but you just see how over six months having that great offense can really carry you … One more middle of the order bat right now would be outstanding to just wear down the other teams."

Toronto came into today with 54 runs scored, the fifth most in the AL despite sluggish starts from Jose Bautista (.222/.348/.417) and J.P. Arencibia (.063/.118/.156). With Adam Lind showing signs of life after two down years, the most obvious spot for an offensive upgrade would be left field, although Eric Thames likely has a long leash and Travis Snider is lurking in Triple-A.


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74 Comments on "Blue Jays Would Like To Add Impact Bat"


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wickedkevin
3 years 2 months ago

Don’t let all the fans who wanted Votto get to your head AA.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

If only there was a six month period between the end of one season and the start of the next during which teams could modify their roster.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

 Yeah cause spending $250 Million on one player is a great idea

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Bombastic_Dave
3 years 2 months ago

I imagine AA still isn’t looking for a free agent bat.  If he’s adding anyone, he’s trading pieces away — at ;east the position for which he’s trading.  If he trades for a 1B, Lind is being dealt with whatever prospect makes the deal.

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

I would much rather increase our starting rotation strength rather than our offence. I think our offence is already a lot better than our pitching so I don’t see we would improve it when we could improve our pitching. Pitching wins championships.

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Lunchbox45
3 years 2 months ago

pitching costs too much

Guest
3 years 2 months ago

Who wouldn’t want to add an impact bat? 

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NV
3 years 2 months ago

Or they could just bring Snider up….

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Colin Christopher
3 years 2 months ago

LOL…good one.

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Runtime
3 years 2 months ago

No no no…
Just because he snapped a bat over his knee last year doesn’t make him an impact bat