So much for Plan A , Plan B , or even Plan C …it appears as though the Blue Jays will be resorting to Plan D for shortstop next year. Thanks to a reported one year deal worth approximately $1.5 million, John McDonald will return for one more season to wow fans with his defensive prowess at shortstop.
While the rumblings of this deal initially irked me, I fully understand the reasoning behind it. Instead of taking a chance right out of the gate with Mike McCoy or some other el-cheapo free agent signing, the club would rather have the stability (albeit his offensive shortcomings) of Johnny Mac stationed between second and third base.
Two months ago I would have been livid to find out that the Blue Jays were giving the starting shortstop position to John McD ...
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