BFMD Episode 175 – Jays Trade for Chapman, Don’t Sign Freeman

Summary

Matt Chapman is a Toronto Blue Jay! The team traded 4 prospects including Kevin Smith and Gunnar Hoglund to Oakland for the platinum glove third baseman. This gives Toronto an elite defender and adds another 25+ HR hitter to the already deep lineup. 

Justin and Patrick break down the trade and discuss the benefits of having a vacuum cleaner at the hot corner in the AL East. 

The Jays did miss out on Freddie Freeman, who signed with the Dodgers. Watch out for that lineup! Kris Bryant went to the Rockies and Matt Olson was dealt to Atlanta where he signed a long term extension. 

Also on the show: notes from Spring Training, Tatis Jr. is an idiot, and free Joey Votto! 

Best wishes to Jamie Campbell as he battles cancer. You’ve got this, Jamie!¬†

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