Toronto Signs World Series MVP George Springer To Six-Year, $150 Million Deal
The Toronto Blue Jays have landed the services of George Springer. The outfielder has signed a six-year, $150 million contract with Toronto.
The outfielder was one of the notable free agents that was still on the market. Springer was heavily targeted by the New York Mets, who sought his services in their rebuild. The Mets are aggressively pushing to sign free agents to better their roster and speed up their rebuild.
OFFICIAL: We’ve signed 3x All-Star, 2x Silver Slugger, and World Series MVP George Springer to a 6-year contract.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) January 23, 2021
However, it was Toronto that landed the All-Star outfielder. The Blue Jays are a young team that is looking to be a force to reckon with in the coming years. Toronto finished 33-28 in the shortened 2020 season, which allowed them to make the playoffs as a wild card team. In the wild card round, they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Springer is a power-hitting outfielder that can defend very well. He is a three-time All-Star who was named the World Series MVP when he led the Houston Astros to victory. The two-time Silver Slugger winner produced a .265 batting average, 14 home runs, and 32 RBI’s last season. Springer should bounce back with his new team in Toronto.
The former World Series MVP will be joining a rising team that has young talents such as, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez and CY Young award finalist Hyun-jin Ryu.
The Blue Jays will kick off Spring Training against the Philadelphia Phillies on February 27.