Thursday, November 05 2020 @ 09:19 AM EST
Contributed by: John Northey
Jays are doing OK so far in the awards season.
None of the 3 will win but it is nice to see guys make the top 3. Montoyo will lose to Cash, Ryu to Bieber (won the pitchers triple crown, ERA/W/SO, had a higher WAR 3.3 to Ryu's 3.0) - not bad for a 4th round pick. Alex Gordon got the LF gold glove as a retirement 'thank you', plus he was solid as always out there.
- Manager of the Year - Top 3 includes Charlie Montoyo.
- Cy Young - Hyun Jin Ryu makes the top 3.
- Lourdes Gurriel Jr. - he didn't win, but top 3 is nice to see. Boy did the Jays win out when they signed him to a 7-year deal worth $22M. Took a bit to figure out he belonged in LF, but boy has he settled in nicely.
- Dan Shulman is up for the Ford Frick award.
Surprisingly in a year full of kids, the Jays didn't have any real good ROY candidates (sorry, 25 PA isn't enough Kirk).
For other news...
- Vlad has lost 30+ lbs since the start of the season and has apologized for being in such bad shape.
- Free agents are listed as going to Toronto big time - the people there are saying Bauer & DJ LeMahieu to the Jays. Boy would that be nice. Not my money, so why not?