Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez generating interest as deadline looms

TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 28: Aaron Sanchez #41 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts during play against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 28: Aaron Sanchez #41 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts during play against the Tampa Bay Rays in the first inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /
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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Toronto Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez is generating interest and there is a real chance he is moved before the deadline.

It would seem that the Blue Jays would be selling low on Aaron Sanchez, however, perhaps his last couple of starts have given potential suitors renewed optimism in his ability. Sanchez sports a 3-14 record with an inflated 6.07 earned run average and a -0.5 WAR in 23 starts this season.

The 27-year old has shown glimpses of his former self of late allowing four runs or less in each of his last five starts. Sanchez fanned 10 in his last start versus the Rays on July 28th, however, he still allowed four runs when it was all said and done.

Sanchez comes with baggage aside from underperforming, the hurler has battled blister issues for the better part of two years and is represented by agent Scott Boras. Sanchez will be a free agent following next season and there is little chance the Blue Jays get him for a bargain or that he even resigns north of the border.

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It will be interesting to see the type of return the Jays could land if they decide to part ways with Sanchez. The front office is being heavily criticized by league executives for the prospect package they received back in the Marcus Stroman trade. Stroman netted pitchers Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson from the Mets, both prospects rank in the Jays Top Ten prospect rankings organizationally.

The Jays have made three moves thus far approaching the deadline with the likelihood that Justin Smoak among others will be dealt today before the deadline.

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We will all be on #HugWatch this afternoon as the Jays play an afternoon game in their series finale with the Royals.

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