2 Blue Jays rumors we hope are true, 1 we hope doesn't happen

The Toronto Blue Jays have been heavily rumored to be in the market for a right-handed bat and even a pitcher.
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We hope the Blue Jays are pursuing a bat (or two!) from the St. Louis Cardinals.

One club that has consistently come up in trade rumors surrounding the Blue Jays is none other than the St. Louis Cardinals. As mentioned, the two clubs have already engaged in two separate trades pre-deadline and now they could go for a third surrounding bats this time.

The Cardinals have a seemingly endless list of players the Blue Jays could be interested in; including Brendan Donovan, Tyler O'Neill, Paul DeJong, Dylan Carlson and the currently-injured Tommy Edman.

Donovan is a left-handed swinging utilityman but he has some pop in his bat and is quick on the bases. Most importantly, he, along with DeJong and Edman, can play shortstop and could possibly replace Bo Bichette if his injury proves to be a long-term one. DeJong is an upcoming free agent who has struggled with the bat in the past few years while Edman is recovering from a minor injury, so perhaps Donovan would be the best of the bunch in this specific instance.

O'Neill, a native of Canada, has been a popular fit amongst Blue Jays fans all season long. In early 2023, he had a spat with manager Oli Marmol that led to trade rumors aplenty, but the team has recently said that they're going to stick with him through the rest of the season. All we can say to that is that Max Scherzer to the Rangers was seen as an impossibility a few months ago. As we all know, anything can happen in baseball.

Carlson, 24, would need the biggest trade package in return since he's a young, switch-hitting outfielder who plays slick defense and is under team control through the end of the 2026 campaign. He's a long shot for the Blue Jays, but he'd fill a need this year and next.