The Toronto Blue Jays have landed themselves a big, big piece of the puzzle as they seek to take a young team full of potential and turn it into a juggernaut. That’s because they have signed, according to sources and pending a physical, Joey Springer, the former long-time Houston Astros leadoff hitter, in a deal for six years and $150 million. Springer, who will become the highest-paid Blue Jay of all-time, hit 14 home runs in the regular season last year and also had four of them in the playoffs as he helped take the Astros to the ALCS.
Springer turned down a one-year deal from his now former team, and he is a former World Series MVP as well as a three-time All-Star (from 2017-2019 consecutively). At 31, some have doubts about him, but Toronto apparently does not, and have decided to bring in someone with experience and a bit of leadership that could make all the difference in what has always been a historically difficult division.