Except for the hand-wringing over what went wrong for the Toronto Blue Jays, baseball season is over in Canada.
A few Jays fans will watch the rest of the World Series drama, but most will turn their attention to hockey. Maybe a few will watch the Canadian Football League. And lots will be wondering what’s going to happen with veteran hitters Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, whose contracts are about to expire.
There’s no reason to sign both of the potential free agents, who would basically be right-handed, power-hitting DHs. It’s too expensive to retain them both. Based on this past season, Encarnacion is worth keeping, but the Boston Red Sox are interested.
Bautista was 3-for-17 as Cleveland eliminated Toronto in their five-game series, he’ll cost way too much, plus he didn’t portray anything like the team-first philosophy that helped defeat them. It’s time for the Blue Jays to reload, minus Bautista.