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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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TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 9: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – AUGUST 9: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on August 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

Ken Giles

Ken Giles is another interesting potential trade chip the Blue Jays have on their hands. The 27-year-old closer is having a strange season. His numbers in save situations are perfect, 0.00 ERA along 12 saves in 12 opportunities, but when it’s not a save situation he has a disastrous 9.67 ERA. His SO/9 is at 9.7 and his FIP (fielding independent pitching) is at 3.33, which shows he has pitched better than his 6.29 ERA.

His value could be a lot higher than it is now, so unless he finishes the season putting up ridiculously good numbers, the Blue Jays should wait for next season and trade him to a contender in the 2019 trade deadline depending on where the club is at and where his value stands. Ken Giles, however, is a very good trade chip with two more years of control and could bring the return the Blue Jays would have gotten for Roberto Osuna when his value was intact before his off the field legal problems.

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