It’s easily forgotten that the Toronto Blue Jays have veteran outfielder Randall Grichuk still on their roster. Entering his age-28 season, Grichuk finally flashed some of the huge power that scouts said he had when he hit a career high 31 home runs in 2019.
Now, Grichuck is on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM to talk about the Blue Jays’ fortunes heading into the 2020 season. Before I list the quotes, have a listen to the sound byte below.
— MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM (@MLBNetworkRadio) January 8, 2020
First, Grichuk says that he’s happy with the pitching the Blue Jays picked up. Due to the fact that he’s faced these guys before, they’re not just innings eaters. Obviously, Grichuk means Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chase Anderson, and Tanner Roark.
“The rumors were that starting pitching is what we were gonna go after. We signed Chase Anderson, we’ve definitely gotten better. I’ve faced all the guys we have gotten, and they’re definitely not comfortable at-bats.”
Next, Grichuk’s mind goes to what any reasonable person who knows of the current make-up of Toronto’s roster goes to naturally. Indeed, he’s thinking about the young core.
“I’m excited for what this starting staff can give us. The young guys, just expecting them to build off what they did. Fun times are ahead in Toronto.”
Obviously, the likes of Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. are the reason we’re writing this article. Soon, the Jays will add Nate Pearson to the roster; and he will be another piece for them if his arm remains healthy. The intrigue with these guys is definitely high, and they seem to be a semi-aggressive little organization that is building on the run.
They may not be great in 2020, but they will be fun. Or as Grichuk says, good times lay ahead.