Fowler, who is 36 years old and has had a long career in MLB, is coming off a modest 2021 season in which he played seven games before busting his knee.
He is near the end of his MLB tenure, and hasn’t been very productive since the start of the 2018 campaign, with a .219/.320/.367 line over his last 1,030 plate appearances.
He faces long odds to make the team, but he is going to try anyway because of one thing.
“Dexter Fowler tells us, ‘At this point in your career, you’re chasing championships.’ Knows his new teammates. When Springer got to Houston, George stayed with Fowler. In Colorado, Dante Bichette was Fowler’s hitting coach and Dexter remembers a young Bo ‘who could always hit’,” Arash Madani tweeted on Thursday.
Dexter Fowler tells us, "At this point in your career, you’re chasing championships."
Knows his new teammates. When Springer got to Houston, George stayed with Fowler. In Colorado, Dante Bichette was Fowler's hitting coach and Dexter remembers a young Bo "who could always hit" pic.twitter.com/JCTQNTqSKG
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) March 31, 2022
Fowler Feels Toronto Can Give Him A Chance To Win
Fowler has his mind set on making the Jays because he wants a firm chance to pursue a championship, and he feels (rightfully so) that he can get it in Toronto.
Lasy year, the 91-71 Jays missed the American League Wild Card by just one game, and this offseason, they have added Kevin Gausman, Matt Chapman, Yusei Kikuchi, Yimi Garcia, and other pieces to a really strong core.
Fowler is set financially, having just completed a five-year, $82.5 million deal he signed back in 2017, so he wants the thrill of fighting for a World Series title.
He will probably have a hard time making the Blue Jays because of their quality and depth, but if he is healthy, he may have a shot.