Sat Oct 1
|W 4 - 3||at BOS|
Sun Oct 2
|W 2 - 1||at BOS|
Tue Oct 4
|W 5 - 2||BAL|
Thu Oct 6
|W 10 - 1||at TEX|
Fri Oct 7
|W 5 - 3||at TEX|
Sun Oct 9
|W 7 - 6||TEX|
Fri Oct 14
|L 2 - 0||at CLE|
Sat Oct 15
|L 2 - 1||at CLE|
Mon Oct 17
|L 4 - 2||CLE|
Tue Oct 18
|W 5 - 1||CLE|
Wed Oct 19
|L 3 - 0||CLE|
The Jays remain noncommittal regarding Saunders, a potential free agent, and whether they will make a qualifying offer to keep him in 2017, ESPN reports.
Saunders was hitting .298 when he won the final spot on the AL All-Star team. However, his average slumped to .253 by the end of the campaign. The price of a qualifying offer this year is $17.2 million, and realistically, the 29-year-old outfielder likely isn't worth that price. In a season-ending news conference Monday, general manager Ross Atkins said the Jays are still pondering what to do with Saunders, who hit a career-high 24 home runs this season. On the other hand, Atkins said the club fully intends to extend qualifying offers to teammates Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.
The Jays are expected to extend a qualifying offer to
In a season-ending news conference Monday,
The Jays are expected to extend a qualifying offer to Encarnacion, a potential free agent, once the World Series ends, ESPN reports.
In a season-ending news conference Monday, Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said the decision to extend an offer is "about as easy a decision as we'll make." The 33-year-old Encarnacion tied Boston's David Ortiz for the AL lead with 127 RBI while hitting 42 home runs and batting .263 in 2016. Interestingly enough, the Red Sox have been rumored to be interested in replacing the retired Ortiz with Encarnacion. The latter signed a 3-year, $29 million deal in in 2013 and is coming off a team option at $10 million. The price of a qualifying offer this year is $17.2 million. An offer can be made through the fifth day after the World Series, and a player has a week after that to accept.
The Jays are considering stretching Biagini into a starter for the 2017 season, Alykhan K. Ravjiani of MLB.com Toronto Star reports.
Jays' General Manager Ross Atkins hinted at the possibility during his season-ending news conference Monday. Starting games would not be something new for Biagini, who held that responsibility while working his way up the San Francisco Giants' minor league ladder. Biagini, a Rule 5 draft selection last year, compiled a 3.06 ERA to go along with 62 strikeouts and 19 walks in 67 2/3 innings for the Blue Jays in 2016. The right-hander did not allow a home run until September.
|2016 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Josh Donaldson , 3B||.284|
|HR||Edwin Encarnacion , DH||42|
|RBI||Edwin Encarnacion , DH||127|
|OBP||Josh Donaldson , 3B||.404|
|SLG||Josh Donaldson , 3B||.549|
|R||Josh Donaldson , 3B||122|
|SB||Melvin Upton , LF||27|
|W||J.A. Happ , SP||20|
|ERA||Aaron Sanchez , SP||3.00|
|WHIP||Marco Estrada , SP||1.12|
|K||Francisco Liriano , SP||168|
|SV||Roberto Osuna , RP||36|
|Full Team Statistics|
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