Blue Jays may want to move J.A. Happ before his stock plummets
The Toronto Blue Jays may want to consider selling high on J.A. Hap sooner than later as opposed to waiting until the July 31st deadline in an attempt to bleed out the opposition for the best possible return.
J.A. Happ is fresh off back to back terrible outings as the trade winds swirl around him, all things considered, the Jays may want to re-evaluate their thought process and strategy surrounding the southpaw in the event he completes the trifecta and throws up another dud in his next go-round in the rotation.
The 35-year was breezing through the season striking out hitters at a career clip until he coughed up seven runs to the lowly Detroit Tigers in just over five innings of work last week. Happ followed that debacle up with another poor performance on the bump versus one of his main suitors yesterday.
The Yankees torched Happ for six runs in 2.2 innings of work en route to an 8-5 win over the Jays at the Rogers Centre. The lefty also walked six Yanks in the process and saw his earned run average balloon to 4.44 for the season.
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The Yankees brain trust got to see up close and personal what Happ brings to the table and it wasn’t pretty. Thankfully they should be evaluating his entire body of work for the season and not just one start, however, it did not help the Jays chances by any means.
Mind you, Happ is still a better option over the likes of Sonny Gray and Domingo German at this point.
The Jays may get caught with their hand in the cookie jar if they wait any longer on trading their assets. As it is, pending free agent Marco Estrada exited his last with a hip injury just when it looked like the Jays may be able to cash in on his recent success.
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After the Steve Pearce trade to Boston, it appeared the Jays were going to go full steam ahead with the fire sale but all has been quiet on the trade front since that acquisition. Hopefully, the Jays sell before any other stocks plummet or worse the market crashes.