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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

FANTASY BASEBALL BREAKING NEWS: BLUE JAYS BRING BACK JOSE BAUTISTA

After much haggling and empty threats from both sides, the Toronto Blue Jays and slugger Jose Bautista came to agreement on a free agent deal to reunite for at least the 2017 season.  Bautista failed to find much of a marketplace for his services despite the fact he has been among the best power hitters in the game the last six years.  A one-year deal with an option are being floated about but the 36-year-old figures to split time between first base, DH, and the outfield once again.

Analysis: With home runs and power way up last season, Bautista is simply not as valuable as he once was. He is still capable of 25 home runs and 80-plus runs and RBI but his average is quite shaky given his career-long strikeout struggles.  He is nothing more than a low-end outfielder 2 who is getting by now more on name brand.


4 comments:

  1. Will this have any impact on Edwin? More lineup protection, no?

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    1. Yes they will help each other really but out of the two Bautista will be pitched to more since his bat is slowing a bit and his age.

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