Pitchers and Catchers Report...

Wednesday, January 18 2023 @ 10:15 AM EST

Contributed by: Magpie

... in less than 30 days? My, time flies.

Time for Fresh Thread.

The roster looks pretty much set, save for the 13th hitter and the 8th relief pitcher. Best guess would be something like....

Springer, rf
Varsho, lf
Guerrero, 1b
Bichette, ss
Belt, dh
Kirk or Jansen, c
Chapman, 3b
Kiermaier, cf
Biggio or Espinal, 2b
(That's my suggested batting order, but they never listen to me.)

Merrifield, of, inf
Some Guy, of?

Manoah, sp
Gausman, sp
Bassitt, sp
Berrios, sp
Kikuchi, sp

Romano, rp
Garcia, rp
Cimber, rp
Mayza, rp
Swanson, rp
Bass, rp
Richards, rp
White, Gage, Thornton, Fry, Hutchison, Thompson, Fernandez rp

I've seen some reports that the Jays have been kicking the tires on Adam Duvall for that last hitting job. He'd obviously be a perfect fit, but I would expect Duvall's hoping to find a gig where he could count on more playing time than Toronto can promise. Which is probably why he signed with Boston this very day. The Jays could settle for someone like Tommy Pham, or see if some internal candidate moves the needle in Florida.