Blue Jays Report: They “might not trade” Marcus Stroman

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 24: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts as he walks to the dugout as he comes out of the game against Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 24: Marcus Stroman #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts as he walks to the dugout as he comes out of the game against Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /
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The Blue Jays have been sending mixed messages to interested teams regarding Marcus Stroman, a recent report indicates.

According to Andy Martino of Sportsnet New York, the Blue Jays have “told interested teams that they might not trade [Marcus] Stroman, but extend him”.

Martino continues by noting that it is unknown whether or not the Blue Jays are serious about this premise, or if it’s simply a negotiating tactic.

In a separate report, Jamie Campbell of Sportsnet tweets that the Blue Jays are “not being offered top tier prospects for [Stroman]” at this point in time.

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Earlier Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported that the Blue Jays “like” New York Yankees prospect Deivi Garcia, who is currently ranked as the organization’s No. 3 prospect, per MLB Pipeline’s ratings.

Andrew Zuber of Yahoo! Sports wrote Thursday that the Blue Jays “now reportedly believe they’ve received enough quality offers that a high enough floor has been reached to begin a real bidding process to maximize the return.”

At this point, the New York Yankees, along with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, and Houston Astros have all been speculatively linked to Stroman in trade rumours.

After Wednesday night’s outing, Stroman, 28, owns an ERA of 2.96 and boasts a record of 6-11 in 124.2 innings, striking out 99 and posting a WHIP of 1.23.

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One of the most attractive young arms available at this year’s trade deadline, all eyes will be on the Blue Jays over the next week as they decide whether or not to trade Stroman. More to come.

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