Blue Jays trade candidates not named Josh Donaldson

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 29: Josh Donaldson
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 29: Josh Donaldson /
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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 29: Josh Donaldson
TORONTO, ON – JUNE 29: Josh Donaldson /

The Toronto Blue Jays are faced with a challenging decision as the MLB Trade Deadline looms as rumours and speculation run rampant on the direction the brain trust will take in the coming weeks.

Many feel the current core that enjoyed postseason success the past two seasons still have one more playoff ride left in them even though the current cast has done little of late on the field to instill confidence.

While some feel the Blue Jays should tear and down and begin stockpiling for 2020 when the likes of Vladdy and Bo are the talk of the town.

The Jays currently sport a 39-45 record after taking two out of three versus the New York Yankees in the Bronx. They are 10 games behind the AL-East leading Red Sox and 4.5 games out of the last wild-card spot with six teams to leapfrog.

Much has been said about Josh Donaldson and whether the Jays should explore the trade market for the hot corner specialist. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted today that the Cardinals have an interest in J.D. but have not engaged Toronto in talks. Well, no kidding Jon, pretty sure there are 29 teams who have an interest in the former power-hitting MVP.

As the buy or sell dilemma rages on, here are a look at some Blue Jays trade possibilities not named Josh Donaldson who could be moved before the deadline.

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