4 Blue Jays players on the trade block after the Isiah Kiner-Falefa signing

With the Blue Jays' free agent signing of utility-man Isiah Kiner-Falefa, there's a surplus of big-league ready talent in Toronto's infield that leaves room for potential moves.

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Assuming he's going to be handed a starting gig, the signing of Isiah Kiner-Falefa solidifies a position at third base for the Blue Jays. Previously, the spot was held by a Platinum Glove winner in Matt Chapman, but Jays fans will have to settle for a Gold Glover there for the next two years. IKF isn't getting signed to mash baseballs, but to fill an uncertainty at third base. While Toronto has many players that are certainly capable of handling themselves at the position, the need for continuity at the hot corner is at the top of the list for Toronto and it seems as though they've found their guy.

While IKF may not be the most well-rounded player Toronto could have found to man third base for them, he's certainly one with a talented track record and could bring stability to their lineup with solid play. IKF played seven positions at one point or another in 2023 for the New York Yankees, and he poses a real benefit for this Blue Jays team in search of continuity. In 2023 the Jays played around with many different players at third base, namely Matt Chapman, but Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal, and a few others got their shot at the hot corner, and the Jays needed to solidify that spot this offseason.

Although Kiner-Falefa can certainly slot somewhere else in the Jays' infield, it's likely that his value is highest at third base following the departure of Matt Chapman in free agency. There's little to be concerned about in IKF's game, despite his less-than-lethal offensive ability he makes up for it in the other aspects of his game. He also struck out a batter on the mound in 2023, so that's a bonus.