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Toronto Blue Jays: Looking at the Bullpen’s Trade Value

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BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 11: Ryan Tepera #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox hit a three run home run during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on September 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 11: Ryan Tepera #52 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after Brock Holt #12 of the Boston Red Sox hit a three run home run during the seventh inning at Fenway Park on September 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.(Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /
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ST PETERSBURG, FL – SEPTEMBER 28: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 28, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL – SEPTEMBER 28: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch in the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 28, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

Ken Giles (27) RHP

Trade Potential: VERY HIGH

Contract: 6.3 Million (Free agent 2021)

2018: 4.65ERA in 50.1IP. 0.1WAR 26SV

  • Ken Giles had a good amount of success in 2018 once reaching the Blue Jays. He had 14 saves and a 4.12 ERA while playing for Toronto. Giles is very likely to be traded, and has even recently been linked to trade discussions. He does not fit the Blue Jays current timeline as his contract runs out after next season, and could be very appealing to rival GM’s with excellent numbers from 2017 (2.39ERA in 62.2IP 34SV) Look for the hard throwing closer to be dealt fairly early on this season, and it’s still possible that he goes elsewhere before the year begins.

Tim Mayza (26) LHP

Trade Potential: LOW

Contract: 545,000 (Free Agent 2024)

2018: 3.28 ERA in 35.2 IP. 0.8WAR

  • Tim Mayza ended the 2018 season with a 18 game scoreless inning streak. He was arguably the best Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher later in the season. The potential for him to be traded is low, as he has five years of control left at a very team friendly rate, while also being the only locked in left-handed pitcher in the Blue Jays bullpen. It should be noted though that Dominic Leone was also 26 when he was traded to St Louis in 2018, and he had four years of control left on his contract, so while the chance of Mayza being traded is very low, this front office has shown the willingness to move any bullpen arms if the price is right.
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