Blue Jays have yet to make a deal but scouting Cardinals affiliates

TORONTO, ON - JULY 27: Joe Smith
TORONTO, ON - JULY 27: Joe Smith /

The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels in dramatic fashion yesterday as Steve Pearce connected for his second walk-off grand slam in four days as the Jays scored seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning.

All the fireworks, however, were on the field as once again the Blue Jays front office were not involved in any of the transactions that transpired yesterday. The Jays will have until 4 p.m today to move any of the rumoured pending free agents.

According to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Blue Jays were actively scouting the Cardinals Triple-A affiliate in Memphis which could be foreshadowing for a Joe Smith trade as the Cardinals are looking for bullpen help.

Earlier in the day, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reported the Chicago Cubs were interested in Jays reliever Aaron Loup however that may be null and void now that they acquired Justin Wilson from the Detroit Tigers late last night.

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It was also reported again yesterday that the Jays were actively listening on J.A. Happ but would need to be blown away to move the hurler who is under team control for next season and a year removed from a 20-win season.

The Jays also sat both Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson for yesterday’s contest which in all likelihood was a maintenance day but the timing was definitely peculiar as the General Manager was no doubt working the phones all day.

Next: Blue Jays Trade Tracker

Be sure to keep checking the Jays Journal Trade Tracker throughout the day as the likes of Marco Estrada, Francisco Liriano, and Joe Smith could all be dealt before the mid-afternoon deadline as the Jays look to retool for the future.