It’s hard to imagine the Blue Jays without Justin Smoak.
The left-handed slugger is arguably their most important player, and they have to rely on him to be effective and keep the team on the road.
He’s going to have a big year, and we don’t need to wait until August to see what happens.
If you’re in the market for a second baseman, I would definitely consider Smoak for your next team.
But if you don’t have to trade away a top prospect, I wouldn’t trade him.
In fact, you might want to keep him around for another season, to give you a chance to build some chemistry.
Here are the five most important things you need to know about Smoak heading into next season.
His future is in Toronto’s front office and not his glove It is clear Smoak is in demand and will be with a team for the foreseeable future.
He will have a large contract that is almost guaranteed.
Smoak, who is owed $55 million in 2018, can earn up to $70 million over the next five years, according to Cot’s Contracts.
If Smoak stays in Toronto and is traded to a team that wants to acquire him, he could command $75 million over five years.
He would become the highest-paid player in the American League.
And his deal will be worth more than that of a few other players.
In 2018, he is owed about $21 million, according the Cot’s Baseball Contracts, which includes $15 million in incentives.
His contract would also be worth about $16 million over 10 years.
If he is traded, Smoak will likely earn a contract with about $15-16 million in guarantees, according a report from MLBTR.
So you will have to wait a while to see if Smoak has a long-term deal.
If not, you can expect to see him playing more, which is what he wants to do.
He also will have the luxury of playing in the postseason.
The Jays are in the playoffs for the first time in six years Smoak was an integral part of the Jays winning the 2017 World Series.
That was a major boost for the franchise.
It was a rare year in which the Blue Jay squad did not play the full 162 games.
But Smoak’s bat and defense have been critical to that success.
Smack has become one of the game’s premier outfielders, and the Jays are hoping that he will continue to help their team.
He should be an asset to any team.
He has more than $70M owed to him in his contract The Blue Jays have more than 60 million dollars owed to players on the books through 2021.
They can use those funds to fill holes on their roster, like they did in the 2017 offseason when they signed left-hander Tyler Glasnow, right-hander Drew Hutchison and outfielder Mike Aviles to extensions.
The Blue Jay payroll is projected to be about $70-80 million this season, which would leave them just $28 million over their salary cap.
So the Jays need to find a way to fill the hole left by Glasnow and Hutchison.
And they are not the only team with a hole in the outfield.
They also have a number of holes in their infield, which means that they will have players that are more likely to cost them money than those players that will cost them more money.
The club will also be trying to find room in its farm system to sign free agents.
If it doesn’t, they will be looking to make deals with their big league free agents, which could lead to more losses in free agency.
Smoak is entering his age-33 season and will get his final big league deal in 2019 If Smoack is traded by the Blue Jays, the Jays would receive a qualifying offer for his contract.
This is the contract that a player gets if he’s traded to another team and the team does not offer a qualifying bid.
It’s worth about 20 percent of his annual salary, which might be the biggest amount in a player’s contract.
Smoke is entering the final year of his contract and would receive about $7.5 million in 2019.
He is also due to make about $12 million next season in incentives, according The Players’ Tribune.
If the Blue jays decide to let him walk, Smoash would get about $11 million in 2020 and $10 million in 2021, and $12.5 in 2022 and $14 million in 2024, according Cot’s Contract.
He might be a free agent in 2022 Smoak may have more of a chance of getting a long contract than most players.
The only player to earn more than him was catcher Yoenis Cespedes, who received $35 million in guaranteed money in 2020.
Smoker would have about $24 million in his deal, according ESPN’s Baseball Prospectus