Most people would probably prefer to have just one of these corner infielders on the team, but there is a possibility that both Bautista and Millar could clear spring training and make the 25-man roster.
Salary-wise, obviously Millar is the better choice because the Blue Jays would only have to pay him the league minimum $400,000. Bautista, on the other hand would make $2.4 million this season if he makes the team. But young Jose is a mere 27 years old, whereas “cowboy up” Kevin Millar is 37. With the departure of Gregg Zaun, Millar would probably fit in as the token “grizzled veteran” on the team.
Of course, part of being the “grizzled veteran” on the team means growing some sort of facial hair. “I can tell you I won't be shaving," Millar told the Toronto Star.
Which ever half of Bautar makes the squad, I just hope they at least put up better numbers this season than Mencherson.
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