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Blue Jays: Ranking The Top 10 Potential Trade Targets

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 26, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 26: Kris Bryant #17 of the Chicago Cubs hits a grand slam in the third inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on September 26, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ONTARIO – JULY 24: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he comes home to score against the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth 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: Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrates as he comes home to score against the Toronto Blue Jays in the eighth inning during their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 24, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images) /

#1-SS Francisco Lindor

I think we all knew this was coming but the number one player that the Jays should be after this offseason is Francisco Lindor.  Lindor is not only one of the best shortstops in baseball, he’s one of the best players in baseball.  Lindor can do it with both the glove and the bat.  Lindor’s career slash line sits at a really nice .285, 335, and .488, averaging 29 home runs and 86 RBI’s a year.  Lindor has also racked up four All-Star appearances, two Gold Gloves, and two Silver Sluggers as well.

Shortstop isn’t really a need for the Jays as they have Bo Bichette, who’s stated he would like to remain at short but would be open to moving if it made the team better.  It isn’t every day that you get the chance to add a player of Lindor’s caliber to your team so you make it work positionally.   Lindor is in the final year of his contract and the Jays are not a Lindor away from winning a World Series, so for what he is going to cost, I would need to either have him extended before the trade or have a pretty good idea that you can extend him if you’re going to give up the prospect capital to get him.

Cleveland is willing to move him and there isn’t a huge market for him so I wouldn’t give up the insane package of players that Cleveland is probably hoping for.

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Potential Trade

TOR receives SS Francisco Lindor; CLE receives 2B Cavan Biggio and C Alejandro Kirk

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