Blue Jays: Best trades in franchise history

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TORONTO, CANADA – OCTOBER 8: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays and Edwin Encarnacion #10 and Jose Bautista #19 and Josh Donaldson #20 stand for the playing of the Canadian anthem during lineup introductions before the start of action against the Texas Rangers in Game One of the American League Division Series during the 2015 MLB Playoffs at Rogers Centre on October 8, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays have made a plethora of trades since their inception in 1977, some more memorable than others.

A laundry list of prominent players has come and gone throughout the team’s history that were acquired via the trade route.

Last week, Jays Journal featured an article recapping the “Worst Trades” in history so it only seemed appropriate to highlight some of the best deals that have occurred over the last 40+ seasons in Blue Jays land.

The Blue Jays have acquired a Hall of Famer, an MVP, and a home run champ all from acquisitions with other teams. The brain trust also shed an insurmountable amount of money in one of the slickest trades in Blue Jays history.

Some trades that didn’t make the list but are worthy of a mention include the acquisitions of Devon White and Duane Ward. So without further ado and in no particular order, here are some of the best trades in Toronto Blue Jays franchise history.

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