Matt Chapman acquired today to beef up 3rd base. Going to Oakland are 2021 first-round pick Gunnar Hoglund, a right-handed pitcher. Also going to Oakland are infield prospect Kevin Smith, left-handed pitching prospect Zach Logue and left-handed reliever Kirby Snead.
Seems like a good trade for the Jays, no?
And then there’s the pitching staff pretty much firmed up with Yusei Kikuchi signed (3 years, $36 million). Not sold on him, but hopefully he’s solid.
So the rotation is looking like:
That leaves Nate Pearson in the bullpen, although there are some analysts saying he could turn into trade bait.
And the Freddie Freeman rumor is still alive. The Kyle Schwarber speculation died today when the Phillies signed him.