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Blue Jays: What high impact player could they add?

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TORONTO, ON - APRIL 02: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays addresses the media after completing a trade earlier in the day that sent Kevin Pillar #11 to the San Francisco Giants during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on April 2, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 02: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays addresses the media after completing a trade earlier in the day that sent Kevin Pillar #11 to the San Francisco Giants during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on April 2, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 26: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies follows through on his swing after hitting a single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 26, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 26: Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies follows through on his swing after hitting a single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on September 26, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Trevor Story

As Trevor Story’s contract expires after the 2021 campaign, the Rockies may explore trading him if they don’t feel like they can get him to agree to a contract extension. He’s in a similar situation with his team as Arenado is.

Appearing in all but one game this season, he slashed .289/.355/.519 with 68 hits and 11 home runs. Throughout his career, he’s slashed .277/.343/.535 with 134 home runs. He can also run too as he’s stolen 80 bases in his career. Over the past two seasons, he’s blossomed into a high-quality player with consecutive all-star appearances and Silver Slugger awards.

Like Arenado, Story has benefited from playing half his games at the high altitude of Coors Field as he tends to do better at home than on the road which can be seen from his home/road splits. But that doesn’t matter when it comes to defence which he tends to do well at (career .980 fielding percentage).

If the Blue Jays were to acquire Story, they would most likely give him playing time at shortstop with Bichette most likely being shifted over to second base and Biggio would have to play elsewhere on the field.

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Who would you like to see the Toronto Blue Jays go after? Any of the guys mentioned in the article? A different player? Let us know in the comments who you would like to see in a Blue Jays uniform.

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