Teoscar Hernandez Trade Details
Early into the day on Wednesday, the Toronto Blue Jays made a huge move that send shockwaves around the MLB, sending All-Star outfielder, Teoscar Hernandez to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for pitchers Erik Swanson and Adam Macko. This move allows the Blue Jays to free up cap space in an offseason where they are hoping to bring back star players Vlad Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette.
This trade also provides the Blue Jays with some much-needed depth to their bullpen, helping aid them defensively heading into next season. While it’s never easy dealing a player of Hernandez’s caliber, sometimes team are forced to make a change in order to push towards the World Series.
After a disappointing finish to last season, the Blue Jays are looking to improve their roster by any means necessary. In the wake of todays big trade, let’s analyze how this effect the Blue Jays 2023 MLB World Series odds.
For what you’ve meant to our team and the community, thank you, Teoscar 👏 pic.twitter.com/bWqzy94Ok9— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) November 16, 2022
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How Does this Effect the Blue Jays World Series Odds?
So far, this move hasn’t effected the Toronto Blue Jays World Series odds, but certainly changes the dynamic of next seasons team. Sitting with the fourth-best odds (+1000) alongside the New York Yankees to win the 2023 World Series, the Blue Jays still possess a talented roster filled with depth as they look to make a deep postseason run next year.
The Blue Jays brass has realized the current teams model was not built for playoff success after being ousted from in the Wild Card round dropping back-to-back games at home to the Seattle Mariners. Now equipped with a stronger bullpen, the Blue Jays can prevent their opponents from storming back on the scoreboard if the bats go cold in the dugout.
Look for the Blue Jays to have another fantastic season in 2023, with this move possibly the first of many in a busy offseason for the Jays. Even without Hernandez, the Blue Jays have terrific upside and their World Series Odds reflect this.
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How Will Hernandez Fit with the Mariners?
Packing his bags and heading to the team that defeated him in his last game as a Blue Jay, the Mariners are getting a fantastic player that will help them on both sides of the field. Packing heavyweight power as well as elite fielding ability, Hernandez will make an immediate impact on a Mariners team that was mediocre at hitting the ball last season.
After adding Hernandez’s talents, the Mariners now have a reliable and capable homerun slugger, hitting 25 homers last season alone. Not only will the Mariners offence become more explosive, but their already solid defence will only get better with the addition of Hernandez.
Only time will tell if the Mariners made the right move in acquiring Hernandez, but as or right now all signs point towards the Mariners making a great step forward as they look to make another run at the World Series Trophy.
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