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Blue Jays: Big names that could get traded this offseason

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TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 8: President and CEO Mark Shapiro of the Toronto Blue Jays with his daughter Sierra and general manager Ross Atkins on the field before the start of MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 8: President and CEO Mark Shapiro of the Toronto Blue Jays with his daughter Sierra and general manager Ross Atkins on the field before the start of MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox on April 8, 2016 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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DETROIT, MI – JUNE 3: Aaron Sanchez #41 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 3, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JUNE 3: Aaron Sanchez #41 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up prior to the start of the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on June 3, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Aaron Sanchez

The 26-year-old right-hander has had a season of up and downs and has once again suffered from injuries. Last season it was the blister, this year it’s a right index finger contusion that has kept him away since June 23rd. Just like Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez has two more years of control after this one so his value on the trade market could be reasonably high. However, with health issues in the past two seasons that value has dropped a lot.

The 2016 AL leader in ERA has shown flashes of being a potential ‘Ace’ for a team, something that certainly adds value. Sanchez’s value during the offseason will strongly depend on how he pitches once he comes back from the disabled list, which is expected to be around the end of August as he’s already started a rehab assignment in the minors.

Because he’s only going to have a month to bring his value back up it’s hard to imagine the Blue Jays trading him away this offseason. It would definitely be a better move to wait for the 2019 season to start and perhaps, if the team is out of playoff contention and his value is where it belongs, trade him at the 2019 trade deadline.

Once again the dilemma of trading him or not is very similar to Stroman’s. There are good arguments for both the ‘yes’ and ‘no’. Like Stroman, we will hear rumors surrounding the former 1st round pick this winter. Considering where his value is at, and his potential, the probability of seeing Sanchez being traded this winter is lower than seeing a Stroman trade. I wouldn’t expect a Sanchez trade but there definitely is a possibility.

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