The succession of the Blue Jays will be more or less the same in 2022

For those who still believe that the Blue Jays reliever pen cost the club a series berth last season, you may still be on your toes at the start of next season, as this relief will have roughly the same flavor as in 2021.

Aside from the two-year signing of Yimi Garcia, the same names will make up the group of relievers who have been talked about so much and who were considered to be the club’s Achilles heel.

Except that the arrival of Trevor Richards and Adam Cimber during the last season came to give a little tone to this group too often abused by the opposing attacks and the supporters of the club. The results at the end of the season were already more satisfactory and inconstancy had given way to a certain consistency.

Still, the room for maneuver is not huge and the positive results will have to be there from the first games of the next season, because the concert of negative comments will soon start to make noise in the entourage. of the team.

The Julian Merryweather (if he stays healthy), Jordan Romano, Tim Mayza and Ryan Borucki, to name a few, all have more experience and will know how to put to use the innings spent working hard on the mound in 2021.

For his part, Garcia will bring more bite to this group, he who spent the last season in Miami and Houston. At 31, he started his career with the Dodgers in 2014. In 2021, in Miami, he saved 15 games.

Canada’s Jordan Romano will once again be the closer by default in 2022, he who had a very honest 2021 season. Recall that an injury to Kirby Yates at spring training camp had come to complicate things for the management of the Jays, who had no other choice but to allow Romano to show off in the role of the one who finishes the games.

There was also the very brief passage of veteran Brad Hand in the pen, which resulted in a moment to be forgotten for the organization.

In short, let’s give the runners a chance and allow ourselves great discoveries because there are many arms to assume a role of relievers in 2022. If the whole group performed well during the next season, the starters could breathe better and not not to fear any failures in the middle and at the end of the game which too often turned into defeats.

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