“The closer it got to decision time it was like, ‘All right, this is the team that I think I’m going to win the most with,”’ he explained.
Gausman, who turns 31 next month, was 14-6 with a 2.81 ERA and 227 strikeouts in 192 innings for San Francisco last season.
“To be honest, it really wasn’t much of a thought for me,” he said.
Gausman is from Colorado, the same home state as former Blue Jays Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay.
I was always a huge fan of him, not just on the field, but the way that he carried himself, kind of that even keel.
“I think I did everything you possibly could do in that one game,” he said.
The Blue Jays on Wednesday also confirmed the signing of right-hander Yimi Garcia to an $11 million, two-year contract.