On Mike Bolsinger as Blue Jays Pitching Depth
JAYS FROM THE COUCH PROFILES MIKE BOLSINGER AS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE TORONTO BLUE JAYS PITCHING DEPTH IN 2017
There is no way we can expect that the Toronto Blue Jays will be as lucky as they were in 2016. Where a normal year for a normal team necessitates the use of 8 or 9, or more, different starters to get through a season, Toronto got by on using just 7, with Drew Hutchison (2) and Francisco Liriano (8) being the only two “extra starters”. The starting 5 of Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ and R.A. Dickey combined for 152 starts. It was an exceptional display of health.
One of the guys who would be called upon, should this trend not continue, is Mike Bolsinger. The Blue Jays brought him into the organization mid way through the 2016 season and have stashed him in AAA. But, he is now out of options and will have to be given a spot on the club, or be exposed to waivers- where he would surely be claimed. Teams are always looking for pitching depth. Bolsinger provides that, if nothing else…
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