Report: Guerrero Jr. 'open' to long-term extension with Blue Jays

Blair and Barker discuss if there's anything to make about the timing of Vladimir Guerrero Jr's recent comments regarding signing a new long-term deal with the Blue Jays, with Blair questioning if it's a tactical move from the young superstar.

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. expressed his intentions to keep hitting home runs at Rogers Centre going forward.

Gurrero Jr. told MLB insider Hector Gomez he was "open to signing a long-term deal" with the Blue Jays.

The 23-year-old Montreal-born Dominican added, "I hope something can be done about it this off-season."

Guerrero made an instant impact since his arrival with the Blue Jays but solidified his stardom in 2021. During that season, he hit a career-high 48 home runs, earning him the AL Silver Slugger award and his first All-Star appearance. He also finished second only to Shohei Ohtani in American League MVP voting.

Guerrero made a second All-Star appearance in 2022 and has so far hit 28 homers, including his 100th on Thursday.

Last off-season, Guerrero avoided arbitration with the Blue Jays by signing a one-year, $7.9-million contract. He remains under club control until 2025.

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