Blue Jays Trade Tracker
The MLB Trade Deadline is Monday, July 31st at 4 p.m. eastern and Jays Journal has you covered. Stay tuned to our MLB Trade Tracker for all your Blue Jays trade news as it happens.
Rumoured To Be On The Move
Francisco Liriano: 6-5, 5.88 ERA- Has allowed 3 runs or less in last three outings. The 33-year-old hurler is 33 years old earning $13.6 million and set to become a free agent at season’s end.
**See Update Below**
Marco Estrada: 4-7, 5.43 ERA- Has struggled mightily but only allowed 2 runs in his last start. The 34-year-old is earning $14.5 million but does have a proven playoff track record which could make him appealing even though he has had a disappointing season going into free agency.
Joe Smith: 3-0, 3.28 ERA- Has been one of the most dependable arms out of the bullpen. The 33-year old is a steal at $3 million and should have plenty of suitors before the deadline looms.
3:09 PM– Joe Smith has been traded to the Cleveland Indians, per Ken Rosenthal. According to Tim Brown of Yahoo, the Blue Jays will receive two lower level minor leaguers in return. *Update- Those minor leaguers are Tom Pannone, and Samad Taylor.
2:35 PM– The Royals are apparently in talks with the Blue Jays about J.A. Happ and Marco Estrada, via Bob Nightengale.
1:50 PM– Ben Nicholson Smith is reporting that Nori Aoki is coming back in the trade from Houston, as well as a Teoscar Hernandez, a major league ready outfielder who was blocked in Houston by their depth. We’ll add the confirmation as the club’s make their announcements. Here’s an article from our own, Chris Henderson, on the updates as well.
1:24 PM- Jon Morosi also backed Davidi’s report.
1:20 PM– Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Astros are close to acquiring Francisco Liriano. We’ll keep you posted if a deal is announced. Shi Davidi is reporting the deal is done, pending a physical.
Monday, July 31st at 1:05 pm– Nothing has taken place, and there are just three hours remaining before the non-waiver trade deadline. Stay tuned.
Monday, July 31st at 10:00 am– Six hours remaining until the deadline and still quiet on the trade front, look for things to progress as we inch closer to the deadline. Keep checking back.
Monday, July 31st at 5:55 am– MLBTradeRumors released their Top 25 Deadline Day Trade Candidates list and Jays reliever Joe Smith came in at #6 while Estrada and Liriano were clumped together at #17 respectively.
Sunday, July 30th at 9:46 pm– Derek Goold from the St.Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that the Blue Jays have been scouting the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Memphis and could match up on a deal for Joe Smith.
Sunday, July 30th at 9:35 pm– We have witnessed two walk-off grand slams from Steve Pearce in the last four days but still no trades. Should make for an interesting deadline day tomorrow, keep checking the tracker for the latest updates.
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Sunday, July 30th at 5:00 pm– According to Bruce Levine of 670 The Score the Chicago Cubs are interested in adding a reliever and have Blue Jays southpaw Aaron Loup in their sights.
Sunday, July 30th at 2:00 pm– According to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet the Chicago Cubs, Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers all had scouts in attendance for Liriano’s start yesterday.
Sunday, July 30th at 12:07 pm– Still no moves to report although both Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson are not in the Jays starting lineup this afternoon versus the Angels.
July 23rd, 2017– Blue Jays acquire Rob Refsnyder from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor leaguer Ryan McBroom.