Toronto Blue Jays Hot Stove: Is Randal Grichuk a Fit? — Jays From The Couch
With the Toronto Blue Jays possibly in need of outfield help, we look at whether Randal Grichuk would be worth exploring
Recently, I wrote that the outfield is not the top priority for the Toronto Blue Jays this winter. The point was that the middle infield situation is more dire. The piece was met with some very interesting conversation, to be sure. But there were those who didn’t agree. They wanted GM, Ross Atkins to pursue some help in the outfield so that Steve Pearce and Ezequiel Carrera wouldn’t need to be relied upon so much.
After losing Jose Bautista, it would not surprise to see the Blue Jays look to fill the void with someone more reliable than Anthony Alford or Dalton Pompey. For that reason, it might be worth calling up St Louis and check on the availability of Randal Grichuk.
It has been said that the Cardinals could shop Grichuk this winter. Apparently, the Cards are flush with outfield talent, making Grichuk expendable. When asked if he expected to be playing in St Louis next season, Grichuk had this short and simple response for MLB.com‘s Jennfier Langosch: “No. Not necessarily.”
So, the question is whether it would be worth Toronto’s while to explore bringing Grichuk aboard.
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Originally published at jaysfromthecouch.com on October 16, 2017.