The Toronto Blue Jays were extremely interested in signing South Korean baseball star, Ha-Seong Kim and sent an offer to the infielder last week, unfortunately news has dropped the Jays struck out, and Kim is on his way to the Padres.
Another splash from the Padres.
— MLB (@MLB) December 28, 2020
The Jays reportedly offered a substantial five-year contract to the talented 25-year-old, but obviously it wasn’t enough. Considering Kim plays short or third, the move would have certainly been a touch of a head-scratcher as all signs point to Vladimir Guerrero Jr working his way back to third base next season and of course, Bo Bichette is going nowhere, anytime soon.
The Jays have also ‘been in’ on other big names this offseason including free agents George Springer, and DJ LeMahieu, the latter who Bichette even went as far to say is the only player he hopes the Blue Jays sign.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 21, 2020
While many of us around these parts have loved shitting on the Jays ever since they let David Price walk and didn’t bring back the band after their playoff success, Team Shatkins have proved they are willing to spend some money and have hit on a couple big names in recent years, including Hyun-Jin Ryu.
One thing you can expect this offseason for the team is a major trade. The team has reportedly been including Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel Jr in trade talks as management is trying to take a giant step next season.
While we don’t quite know yet who’s coming to the Blue Jays, one things for sure, blockbuster moves are on the horizon and Jays fans should get ready for a huge 2021 season!
All without Ha-Seong Kim.
— OwnersBox (@OwnersBox) December 28, 2020