4 perfect trade partners for the Blue Jays to fix infield logjam

Which teams are in need of infielders that would make an ideal target for the Jays to engage in trade talks?

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During the 2023-24 offseason, the Toronto Blue Jays have made various signings, both minor and major, to bolster their roster for the upcoming year. Among them included major league deals with Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Justin Turner, along with a minor league deal with Eduardo Escobar and Daniel Vogelbach. Three of the four of these players have extensive experience playing all around the infield throughout their careers.

With this trio in the fold for the Jays entering spring training, they will be competing for playing time in the field with previous mainstays Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal and Davis Schneider, along with hopefuls Ernie Clement, Spencer Horwitz, Addison Barger and Orelvis Martinez for the upcoming season.

With the suddenly created infield logjam, the Jays would be wise to relieve some of the excess bodies by using one or more of them in trades with other teams. Therefore, we will look at four potential teams that could be ideal trade partners with the Jays to help them free up some infield playing time, along with further upgrading their roster.

Chicago White Sox

After being legitimate contenders for very much since the turn of this decade, the White Sox fell back considerably this past season when many of their players underachieved for the most part. In particular, two-time All-Star Tim Anderson had his worst year of his career when his severe power outage led him to just a .245 batting average, .582 OPS, with only 1 home run and 25 RBI in 123 games played. As a result, the White Sox were huge sellers at the trade deadline in 2023, shipping away the likes of Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Kendall Graveman, and Jake Burger for future assets.

As the White Sox look to rebuild for the future, they let go two key infield starters this offseason in former two-time All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson and veteran second baseman Elvis Andrus. As a result, they very much need some influx of infield talent to help fill out their roster, which is where the Jays could play a big role in contributing to. In return, the Jays could look into someone like Luis Robert Jr., although he would command much more than one infielder in return. He would be a huge difference-maker for the team if they found a way to swing this deal.