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Berrios To The Blue Jays

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RHP Jose Berrios has been traded to the Blue Jays for SS/OF Austin Martin and RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson, according to Ken Rosenthal. That’s a massive haul for Minnesota, who was expected to move a controllable Berrios through the 2022 season, and also a shot in the arm for Toronto.

This Blue Jays team desperately needs pitching, and more importantly, bringing Berrios on board keeps him away from the Yankees. Can’t underestimate that.

Berrios’ career ERA is just north of four (4.08), yet most in baseball believe he could lead a rotation. In Toronto’s case, they landed LHP Hyun Jin Ryu in December of 2019, so now they have those two arms to look forward to the next couple years. Throw a resurging Robbie Ray in the mix, who’s already struck out 150 hitters in just 118 innings — the Blue Jays might make some noise. Maybe not for a division, but a wildcard.

Berrios is still just 27-years-old with potential out the wazoo. It’s not like he’s just a pipe dream for him to pan out either, considering his ERA this season sits at just 3.48. The Blue Jays will probably extend him with the youth of their roster, so don’t expect this haul to be for a rental. Berrios is a Blue Jay for the foreseeable future.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. One thing missing from this article: Why Berrios was traded. He`s looking to get PAID after 2022. He told the Twins that he WILL test the market. That`s why he was traded now. Good get for the Twins in what they got and good luck to Toronto trying to sign him after next year…..they`ll need it.

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