Who I Want Back From Last Offseason’s Trades


Sep 29, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (37) delivers a pitch during the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at Marlins Ballpark. The Marlins won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsWith Toronto Blue Jays trades swirling Blue Jays fans have started talking about who they don’t want to see traded.

But players you don’t want to see traded are bound to be traded.

In fact last offseason the Blue Jays made a series of trades where they gave up players Blue Jays fans didn’t want to see traded.

Like the old saying goes you got to give up something to get something.

But if I could have any of the players the Jays traded back for free who would I want?

Now obviously if the Jays could just have them back for free you might as well take everyone back but I don’t need you and your fancy logic ruining this post!

Yan Gomes: Gomes put up a 294/345/481 slash line and a 3.7 WAR in 2013. Even if you’re skeptical of Gomes continuing to be a good player as the league adjusts to him in 2014 he’s still a massive upgrade over Arencibia, which seems to be enough for most Blue Jays fans I’ve heard from this offseason.

Yunel Escobar: Since were living in a made up world Jose Reyes would be more than fine with moving to 2nd base. And with Gomes and Escobar added to the 2014 lineup the Blue Jays are scoring some runs.

Henderson Alvarez: He’d make a killer depth piece in Buffalo for when someone in the big league rotation inevitably gets injured or has a down season. He would allow the bigger pitching prospects to stay in the freaking minors and freaking develop at a normal freaking pace.

Noah Syndergaard: Apparently he’s one of the top prospects in baseball and could be ready to contribute in the majors as soon as the 2014 season.

John Farrell: I’m joking! To soon right?

PS. No I don’t want Travis D’Arnaud and his injury proneness back or Jake “the next Travis Snider” Marisnick and I haven’t heard enough about Justin Nicolino to miss him.