Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (left) scores in the fifth inning as Seattle Mariners catcher Henry Blanco (33) watches at Safeco Field. Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Toronto Blue Jays Morning Brew: Trade Rumors Galore

Toronto Blue Jays News and Rumours

It’s been four days since we brewed our last pot of Toronto Blue Jays news so our apologies for the hiatus. We’re back at it today with the latest on the Jays.

The big news yesterday was rumors of the Blue Jays reported interest in Los Angeles Angels catchers Chris Iannetta and Hank Conger. Kyle Franzoni covers it nicely for us here at Jays Journal so I’ll refer you in that direction for the details.

Matt Klaassan at FanGraphs gives his take on the rumor and says it’s probably time for the Arencibia Era to come to an end in Toronto.

Andrew Stoeten at DJF takes a look at possible Jose Bautista trade scenarios after Stephen Brunt shockingly shared on Prime Time Sports he thinks the likelihood that Bautista will be traded this offseason is a “seven” on a scale of one to ten.

Shi Davidi at Sportsnet explains to us why the Blue Jays will be paying close attention to qualifying offers made across Major League Baseball. The Blue Jays have two protected picks in next year’s draft so if they sign a free agent with a qualifying offer attached they would give up a second round pick instead of a first.

Jay Blue at Blue Jays From Away has the latest on Sean Nolin. He’s playing with Mickey Storey for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League.

Davidi has more on Nolin at Sportsnet and shares how he cleaned up his diet to lose 40 pounds between the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Shi also broke the news late last week that the Blue Jays have hired new strength and conditioning coach Chris Joyner.

Gregg Zaun at Sportsnet says the Jays need an overhaul (again).

Baseball America has video footage from Aaron Sanchez‘s first Arizona Fall League start.

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  • Smitty

    Jays need to really consider flipping Bautista to Seattle for some of their minor league pitching wealth. Bautista and walker starting off than grow from there. If I’m not mistaken Seattle also has a hot catching prospect and ackley for reclamation project.

    • RyanMueller

      Although I don’t think Jose will be traded, I do think that Seattle would be a good fit. Ackley would be nice to get in the trade, even though I am a fan of Goins being given a shot next year.

    • Paul Miller

      It’s true that Seattle has a weath of prospects, but why would the Jays do that when they’re in a win-now situation? Who will replace Jose in the lineup and in RF?

      To me, this causes more problems then solutions. Especially with the need for a 2B, C and another starter.

  • Smitty

    The whole in right can be fixed thru free agency a lot easier than finding controllable young arms. Ackley was a top five pick and still has unrealized potential I think and might need a change of scenery. Walker could potential be next year’s wacha. The cards have gone the distance with young pitching mayb that is the model to follow. Bautista is a legit power bat but I think 20-25 homer guy in rf would suffice.