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Monday, April 04, 2022

White Sox, Blue Jays swap catchers Collins, McGuire

Pittsburgh made McGuire its top pick in the 2013 MLB Draft before he was traded to the Blue Jays with Francisco Liriano and Harold Ramirez for Drew Hutchison on Aug. 1, 2016. The left-handed hitting McGuire, who is out of Minor League options, has a career slash line of .278/.329/.431 against right-handed pitchers and hit .253 with one home run and 10 RBIs overall in a career-high 78 games during the ’21 season.

McGuire has thrown out 22 baserunners in 73 steal attempts during parts of four MLB seasons, including 11 of 31 in 2021. Seby Zavala and Nick Ciuffo are in camp with the White Sox competing for the backup position, while McGuire will have to learn the White Sox pitchers quickly with the season beginning Friday.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 04, 2022 at 08:17 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: April 04, 2022 at 06:08 PM (#6070334)
I'd have a much greater sense of nostalgia if McGuire had been traded for Biggio.

It's just 400 PA but so far McGuire has been league average which is nice in a backup. Rightly or wrongly, I like backup Cs who are LHB but it doesn't matter a lot here since Grandal is BHB (SHB? take your pick). Zack Collins has so far been below replacement ... does the excerpt mean that Collins does have an option left? He has less service time so the Jays get 5 years of control not 4 but control over Zack Collins doesn't seem worth a lot. Anyway, not seeing what's in this for the Jays.
   2. RickG Posted: April 04, 2022 at 07:00 PM (#6070338)
Per Fangraphs, Collins has an option, McGuire doesn't, and the Jays had better backup options, so they were gonna lose him for nothing.
   3. JJ1986 Posted: April 04, 2022 at 09:14 PM (#6070356)
Collins has also never been caught pulling a David Cone in a parked car.
   4. Paul D(uda) Posted: April 05, 2022 at 09:08 AM (#6070389)
Some suggestion that the Jays might move Collins off catcher

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