Notable Additions: None
The Blue Jays didn’t make any additions to their lineup this offseason but they really didn’t need to, as the offense already features 2015 most valuable player Josh Donaldson, masher Edwin Encarnacion, and 2015 All-Stars Jose Bautista, Troy Tulowitzki and Russell Martin. Outfielder Ben Revere and his .319 average were traded away, but the team expects prospect Dalton Pompey to fill Revere’s shoes adequately after the 23-year-old slashed .307/.383/.421 across two levels in the minors last year. Replacing Revere atop the lineup will prove to be tough to start, but Pompey has the ability necessary to leave no regrets. Really the biggest news regarding the offense out of Toronto was that Josh Donaldson is locked up for the next two years, as he and the Blue Jays avoided arbitration. Backup catcher Dioner Navarro trims Toronto’s depth, so it will be interesting to see how they address the backup catcher position, as Russell Martin is getting older and needs to be kept fresh.
Infielder Munenori Kawasaki is a notable departure because let’s admit it, that guy is awesome.