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.