6 surprising players that could be traded if the Blue Jays are out of it at the deadline

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1B/DH Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt was signed by the Jays during the past offseason to a one-year deal worth $9.3 million to help bolster their offence from the left side, along with adding a veteran presence to the ballclub. Belt started off with an abysmal month of April with his new club, so bad that many people were calling to DFA and cut him from the team. He was striking out at an alarming rate, and had only 10 hits the entire month. However, when the month of May rolled around, the Belt people were expecting more of finally arrived. For that month, he hit .333 with a .940 OPS, with nine runs scored, one home run, seven RBI, 16 walks and 27 strikeouts.

Basically he went from scapegoat to hero in just a month’s time, showing that with his veteran experience, he had the ability to turn things around quickly. He has boosted the confidence of the team and the manager in believing in him from his play so much that he is now being used in the cleanup spot from time to time as well. As Belt has regained his stroke, he has definitely increased his stock if he is to be made available at the trade deadline. Being the savvy veteran that could still provide solid production, along with being a part of two successful World Series Championship teams back when he was with the San Francisco Giants, could just be what an inspiring, contending team would want to add to their squad to help lead them to the Holy Grail.