Blue Jays: Would management take on bad contracts to gain prospects?

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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 – APRIL 26: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to the media before introducing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 before his MLB debut later tonight against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 26, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – APRIL 26: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to the media before introducing Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 before his MLB debut later tonight against the Oakland Athletics at Rogers Centre on April 26, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

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Who knows how far the Blue Jays management would be willing to go in securing prospects for the future. Since it’s Rogers money we are talking about, I personally don’t mind at all what contracts they have to pay for this season or next so long as it brings in some youth with it.

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The Blue Jays are desperately thin at the pitching position reaching the major league level, and so it could take being creative in how they gain the needed extra arms.

There are some even worse contracts than the ones listed here like the infamous Albert Pujols Anaheim Angels contract at 29 and 30 million through the 2021 season.

Do I think the Blue Jays will take on that magnitude of bad contract? No.

Yet, if the Angels were serious about ridding themselves of Pujols and offered up their top two prospects outfielder Jo Adell, and pitcher Griffin Canning, and paid 2/3 of Pujols contract, I mean.. I may listen.

Some other of the Worst current deals in MLB:

Chris Davis  (four years $92 million)

Miguel Cabrera (five years $154 million)

Eric Hosmer (seven years $123 million)

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I’d probably listen to any contract dump deals, as it seems that we may be waiting until at least 2021 for our next real window of contention. Next season’s payroll is remarkably low, so the Blue Jays could theoretically afford to take on some money to gain the valuable starting pitchers that they will need when they are ready to compete.

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