Offseason Begins

Thursday, October 31 2019 @ 10:42 PM EDT

Contributed by: John Northey

Well, the post-season is over and now it is time for free agents, trades, arbitration, and non-stop wondering 'could player xyz help the Jays' followed by 'Rogers is too cheap to sign him' talk.

Mets are looking for a new manager, Eduardo Perez, Derek Shelton, and Carlos Beltran are in the running. IMO Beltran should coach or something first, no idea on the other two.
Giants near the end of their manager search - Gabe Kapler (the favorite), Astros bench coach Joe Espada, or Royals quality control coach Pedro Grifol are the finalists.

Billy Hamilton didn't have his option picked up so he is a free agent (hmm...a real CF with tons of speed? Sounds tempting). Aaron Loup also is a free agent now (just 13 ML games since he left the Jays). Starlin Castro also released but I don't see the Jays getting into that battle with Biggio/Bo in the middle infield. The Reds will exercise their $5.5MM club option on Freddy Galvis (no shock and nice to see for him).

Tons more as this is the time options need to be picked up or dropped, and teams need to set 40 man rosters so tons of players will become free agents over the next few days. These are the guys you chase when dumpster diving which I expect the Jays to do a lot of.