5 bold Blue Jays predictions for the MLB trade deadline

What does the future hold for the Toronto Blue Jays as they head towards the trade deadline?
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5. The Blue Jays trade away Santiago Espinal and Mitch White for prospects

With the influx of new players to the Jays roster, both Santiago Espinal and Mitch White unfortunately get the short end of the stick, and end up being traded away for minor league prospects to help make up for some of the ones lost from the major trades previously addressed. Despite an All-Star season last year for Espinal, he has unfortunately had a dismal 2023 year and has fallen out of favor to the rejuvenated Whit Merrifield for the team’s starting job at second base. Perhaps a fresh start with a new club is exactly what Espinal needs to kickstart his career once again.

For the case of White, most will always remember him as the one we gave up promising pitching prospect Nick Frasso for. Unfortunately for White, he has struggled ever since joining the ballclub after the deadline last year. He was provided the opportunity for redemption this year; however, an early Spring Training injury added on to his offseason injury delayed his season debut until early June, and results has been just as disappointing. For the 2023 season, White sports a gaudy 7.30 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, giving up 10 earned runs, seven walks and 13 strikeouts over 12.1 innings pitched. His ineffectiveness has left the Jays no choice but to trade him to replenish assets in their minor league system.

Hopefully, some, if not all, of these bold predictions come to fruition, and help the Jays successfully get into the postseason for the second consecutive year. Moreover, they better go beyond the one series this time with all of what have been invested to get there.