The off-season to-do list for Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins has a couple of glaring needs at the top as he prepares to head out to Las Vegas for next week's baseball winter meetings. Pitching and defence are two areas that Atkins would like to shore up as he plans for a 2019 regular season that could see a lot of young players get an opportunity. A surplus of middle infielders throughout the team's system could give Atkins some trade bait, or he could go the free-agent route to give his starting rotation a needed boost.