Blue Jays: Let’s get crazy with five blockbuster ideas
While we wait for the Blue Jays to make a significant roster addition, I’ve come up with five blockbuster trade ideas, and some are more realistic than others.
We’ve reached the stage of the offseason where we’re more likely to roll our eyes about a rumour connecting the Blue Jays to an available player than we are to get excited about it. It’s been a while since the Blue Jays re-upped with Robbie Ray on a one-year, eight million dollar pact, and it feels like it’s time to move on to the next stage of the offseason plan.
Of course, Ross Atkins and the front office only have so much control over the timing of how things go down. They can make their offers, both to free agents and to potential trade partners, but it takes two to tango. Based on everything we’ve heard over the last few weeks it sounds like the Blue Jays have made a few offers, and could very well have some of the table as we speak.
However, we’re still left waiting until something actually goes down, and there’s no guarantee that will happen before the calendar flips to 2021.
In the meantime, I thought it might be fun to look at five different blockbuster trade ideas the Blue Jays could explore this winter. Some are certainly more feasible than others, but I honestly believe the Blue Jays have the trade assets to acquire almost whomever they like. Obviously the likes of Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, and Fernando Tatis Jr. are going to be off limits, but it’s a pretty short list. I’ll use baseballtradevalues.com to determine player value and trade value equity, rather than my own opinion.
For the purposes of this fantasy exercise, let’s assume that the vast majority of teams aren’t the league are open to dealing some of their best players. I’ll keep it to situations that are at least remotely possible, simply because there’s not much point in talking about what it would take to get Trout. It’s not happening.
Beyond that though, here are five blockbuster ideas that I think are at least worth thinking about, even if the chances are fairly slim.