Building the Best Blue Jays Team for 2023

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Sports Illustrated

By Matt Martell Earlier this week, the Blue Jays and Mariners made a fascinating trade. Toronto sent outfielder Teoscar Hernández, one of its best hitters, to Seattle for righthander Erik Swanson and minor-league lefthander Adam Macko. Hernández is projected to earn $14.1 million in 2023 via arbitration, according to MLB Trade Rumors, before becoming a free agent after next season. Swanson, meanwhile, is under club control for three more years and will get an estimated $1.4 million in his first year of arbitration. The trade is certainly a cost-saving move for the Blue Jays, but that isn’t a b…

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