Blue Jays: Pair of relievers drawing interest from the Nationals

TORONTO, ON - JULY 03: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after the final out a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 03, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 03: Ken Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after the final out a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 03, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, Toronto Blue Jays relievers Ken Giles and Daniel Hudson are drawing interest from the Washington Nationals.

The Blue Jays are looking to trade veteran talent and both Ken Giles and Daniel Hudson could easily shore up the backend of any contending teams bullpen. Giles sports an impressive 1.59 earned run average with 14 saves in 34 games this season.

Hudson has rebounded nicely following an uninspiring season with the Dodgers in 2018. The reliever owns a 5-2 record with a tidy 2.80 earned run average in 42 appearances this season. The duo would definitely compliment Nationals closer Sean Doolittle in shortening games down the stretch for Washington.

Washington has a number of highly touted arms in their farm system including Mason Denaburg, Wil Crowe, Tim Cate, and Sterling Sharp all ranked in their Top 10. The Blue Jays are rumoured to be seeking close to major league ready arms in any potential deal.

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It is safe to assume that one of the Nationals top-rated arms would presumably be included if the Jays decided to unload both Giles and Hudson in the same deal.

The Jays have an exciting young core of position players but are lacking in top-notch pitching prospects who are close to the majors with the exception of Nate Pearson and a few others.

It should not be difficult for the front office to find suitors for both relievers as the Twins and Red Sox have reportedly expressed interest in Hudson. Giles has also been generating interest from a number of teams as it seems more and more likely the Jays will deal their closer before the July 31st deadline.

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The next five days should be interesting, to say the least in Jays land as the Marcus Stroman soap opera will finally play out. The Jays could also look to move the likes of Justin Smoak, Freddy Galvis, and Eric Sogard if the right deal presents itself.

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