Bo Bichette denied any subliminal meaning to his recent ominous tweet, but didn’t shy away on Tuesday from sharing thoughts about his readiness for the big leagues.
The Blue Jays’ top prospect was asked if he thinks he deserves a promotion to Toronto and didn’t mince words.
“Yeah, I’ve done everything they asked me to do,” Bichette said in an interview with Sportsnet. “I’ve performed, I’ve put up numbers. I’ve gotten better offensively, defensively, base-running, as an athlete, as a teammate. Everything they’ve asked me to do, I’ve done for the past three years.
“So, if I’m not ready in their mind, there’s something new that they need to tell me I need to get better at.”
Speculation around Bichette’s eventual call-up heightened in recent weeks as he’s continued to impress since returning from a fractured hand. The shortstop entered Tuesday hitting .325/.382/.525 with four home runs, 11 stolen bases and 12 doubles over his past 29 games in triple-A.