5 Blue Jays players that should've been traded at the deadline

The 2023 trade deadline is now firmly in the rear-view mirror, but we consider five players who the Toronto Blue Jays should have moved.
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Cavan Biggio

Cavan Biggio is undoubtedly one of the more frustrating players on the Blue Jays roster. He has the talent to succeed on a consistent basis in the Majors, but just can't seem to put it all together.

Biggio had looked extremely promising during his first two seasons in Toronto. His rookie year produced 16 home runs and 48 RBI, while his second year resulted in a .250/.375/.807 slash line and .807 OPS.

The reason for the breakdown being presented as it was above, is because all of those statistics represent single-season highs to date in the left-handed bat's five years in the Majors. Since those first two seasons, he's taken a step or two back in his development.

Between 2021 and the 2023 campaign to date, Biggio has a underwhelming .213/.314/.359 slash line and .673 OPS. He's also has a 1.0 WAR, which is the third-lowest on the Blue Jays during the same time period.

Defensively, the 28-year-old is known for his versatility, range and strength. And yet, while he's not been terrible as such, he's again not living up to his potential.

Biggio is currently on a one-year, $2.8 million contract, with two more seasons of arbitration eligibility to go before becoming a unrestricted free agent (UFA). However, it just seems like it's not going to happen for him in Toronto.

The potential is still there for the 2016 fifth round draft pick. For example, he had a hot run of hits in six of seven games to end May, which helped towards a .278/.333/.500 slash line and .833 OPS for the month.

However, this type of production is almost a mockery in terms of showing what Biggio is capable of, but not reaching toward his ceiling nearly enough. It's at a point where a fresh start might be what he needs, which is probably best for everyone concerned.