Have we seen the last of the most aggressive bat flips in baseball? The answer may be yes.
Former Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista did not re-sign with Toronto this offseason and has drawn little interest from anywhere else.
The 36-year-old outfielder has seen his offensive numbers drop over the past few years, and now it seems as though he's considering retirement.
Jose Bautista "may retire” according to Jon Heyman. https://t.co/7536SGeIw3— David Singh (@ByDavidSingh) March 8, 2018
Jon Heyman reported that Bautista has a handful of seven-figure deals that are "probably around $1 million," but he does not feel that they are worth what he feels his value still is, so he'd rather not play at a severely discounted rate.
Bautista drew interest from the Miami Marlins, who were looking at possibly adding some veteran outfielders, but it seems that is fading. If he's no longer garnering interest from teams like the Marlins and Rays, it might be the end of the road.
The former slugger would be leaving the game after asking for a $150 million contract just two offseasons ago. Man, how time flies.