The assumption is that the Blue Jays will trade veterans later in the year, which could include Freddy Galvis. What kind of trade return could we expect for the talented shortstop?
It may be quite some time before the Blue Jays decide what they’re doing with starting pitchers like Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, but my guess is they’ll be active sellers prior to the July 31st trade deadline whether they deal that duo or not.
That’s because the Blue Jays should have several useful veterans that could interest possible contenders as the season wears on. A lot of that trade market will be determined by need, and we may not know that until later in the season, but guys like Justin Smoak, Clay Buchholz, Clayton Richard, and Freddy Galvis should be on the block for sure, if not several others.
That last name could be the most interesting one to work with for Ross Atkins and the front office. An established big league shortstop has value, and even though Galvis is on a one year deal (with a club option), he could help shore up a lot of infields around the league and I’m sure there are several GM’s that will be keeping an eye on his production as the summer gets closer.
I don’t know that we’ll ever get a perfect comparison for Galvis on the trade market, or as I said, that the variables will line up the same way for the interested parties. However, let’s have a look at what some of the recently traded shortstops have brought back in trade, and what kind of expectations the Blue Jays could have this summer