Report: Blue Jays Getting Closer to Re-Signing Both Ray and Matz


The Toronto Blue Jays have one thing on their minds right now and that's bringing back two huge pieces of their pitching rotation. According to reports, the Blue Jays are currently solely focused on re-signing both Robbie Ray and Steven Matz.

The lefties are also talking to a number of other teams, however the Blue Jays have made the message loud and clear to both starters they are willing to spend to have them return. 

Toronto has taken a very serious approach this offseason to prioritize pitching as they recently signed starter Jose Berrios to a seven-year extension worth $131 million. When you have a lineup that's full of young talent and veterans who are in the prime of their careers like George Springer, you have to go for it. Blue Jays fans should be very happy with both Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro as the two executives are trying hard to bring a World Series back north to Canada.

The Jays were also in on talks with Justin Verlander before he re-upped with the Houston Astros, which we reported on a couple of times along with Noah Syndergaard who then went on to sign a lucrative one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels.

As for Ray and Matz, one just won the AL Cy Young and admitted his family was having a blast listening to all the offers while the other was someone who was considered for comeback player of the year. Both are 30 years old, southpaws and would look great in Toronto for the foreseeable future with Berrios, Alek Manoah and Nate Pearson.

The Blue Jays mean business. The team continues to have dialogue with Ray and Matz and are willing to drop hundreds of millions to keep their team together. Good, they should, their lineup is scary good and if they get the pitching they desire, anything is possible in Toronto.

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