Blue Jays: Comparable Relievers on the Trade Market
Where Do We Stand?
When it’s all said and done, the relief market is, as I previously mentioned, incredibly difficult to assess and even more difficult to navigate. In recent years, bullpens have dominated the postseason baseball strategies of champions, and we’ve seen relievers fly off the shelves faster than sale items at discount stores. The game seems to be changing, much to the satisfaction of relief pitchers.
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Even though the Jays don’t exactly have all-star closers on their roster ready to trade, in this polarizing and occasionally desperate market, that might be enough to net them enough pitching prospects to tide them over for a season or two.
If perchance, the Jays decide to part with their more controllable bullpen arms, then this conversation becomes very different, and in a lot of ways, more serious and analytical. Still, Tepera and fellow righty Danny Barnes are worth keeping in the back of your mind, as it doesn’t seem like this team is counting anyone out in terms of deadline deals.
With all this analysis and research, it’s still impossible to predict where the Jays will head at the deadline. Trade deadline swaps often happen quickly, impulsively, and occasionally crazily. As the 2018 trade deadline approaches, I implore you to keep your eyes peeled for rumours and reports, because they’ll be flying every which way.
No matter what happens, Jays Journal will be here to provide you with the latest rumours, news, and analysis to ensure that you’re kept in the loop as the trade deadline becomes an inevitably hectic and exciting affair.
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