Tough decisions lay ahead
Here is my take.....
Boy Wonder just found $16,000,000. I doubt that figure will even cover the raises he owes his players through arbitration.
Digging for Second:
There is the potential for a whopping 15 different arbitration cases that need to be negotiated. Bautista included. Good thing we got a guy for that.
Legging out a Triple:
Lewis and Wise are out of options and arbitration eligible. They both project as the back up outfielder right now. I can see a scenario unfolding where they go against each other for the same job next spring, with the loser being put on waivers. Unless, we non tender E5 and J-Bau plays third base. In that case Lewis would start in LF with Wise on the bench.
Collision at Home Plate:
Check out the clusterfuck in the bullpen!
The following relievers are out of options and would have to be placed on waivers if they don't break camp with the team: Camp, Purcey, Accardo, Buchholz, Tallet.
There are 7 jobs available in a Major League bullpen.
You have to figure Camp and Purcey are locks.
Assuming neither of those guys are the closer, that leaves only 4 jobs remaining.
If you also consider the possibility that neither of them are the set up man, then only 3 jobs will be up for grabs.
Normally a Major League bullpen has at least 2 lefties. And a long man.
Can Brian Tallet fill either of those roles? I doubt it.
I'll take Jo-Jo Reyes as a darkhorse to earn a spot in the pen next year.
So what the fuck are we going to do with Dustin Michael McGowan this year?
Behold, your Toronto Blue Jays out of options bullpen: Tallet, Accardo, Buchholz, Reyes, Camp, Purcey, McGowan.
I think I'm just gonna go ahead and stop right there. Waaaaaaaaaay to many possibilities right now.
Even More Quickly:
And just think.....we haven't even traded for or signed anybody yet.