Sep 8, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Toronto Blue Jays pitcherSergio Santos
(21) pitches during the eighth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The Blue Jays won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
Toronto Will Trade A Reliever Before Opening Day
If there is one commodity that the Blue Jays have in droves, it is relievers. Heading into the winter, the team was adamant that they would exploit that strength to shore up other areas of need. However, as we all saw, that never really came into fruition, as the watered-down relief market made it tough to put a good value on the Jays arms.
However, with Spring Training upon us, team needs arise and available options dwindle, so the Blue Jays will field plenty of calls from needy GM’s looking to resolve an injury or depth issue.
With Casey Janssen and Sergio Santos in the pen, the Blue Jays could have a great back-end for games. However, they also have a redundant commodity there, in having two closers. The team also faces issue with other relievers like Jeremy Jeffress, Luis Perez, Dustin McGowan, and Todd Redmond who are out of options, further complicating the bullpen picture.
By moving one or more of those arms, the team addresses that issue while also addressing an area of need. All they need is a buyer.