7 Blue Jays least likely to be dealt at the trade deadline

With upcoming trade deadline moves expected by the Blue Jays, which players won't be on the move in the process?

Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays, Alejandro Kirk, Alek Manoah
Baltimore Orioles v Toronto Blue Jays, Alejandro Kirk, Alek Manoah / Mark Blinch/GettyImages
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

At the beginning of the season, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. busted out of the gate with a torrid start, as together with Bo Bichette and Matt Chapman, they powered the Jays to an impressive 17-10 record in April. But when the Jays began to struggle in May, so did Guerrero’s production, as from May 5th to June 21st, he hit only .237 with just eight runs scored, two home runs, 22 RBI, 14 walks and 31 strikeouts in 41 games played.

As a result, many of the Jays’ faithful were starting to get frustrated, because given Guerrero’s pedigree, along with his MVP-like season he produced back in 2021, they were expecting bigger things from him to lead the team to victories and success. It had even gotten to a point where some expressed their voice in that they wanted him traded to recoup back some assets while the Jays still had the chance.

Fortunately, prior to the All-Star break, Guerrero silenced his critics and began breaking out of his slump with a semi-hot streak. His momentum carried right over into the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby in which he finally captured the title that once eluded him back in 2019. Guerrero wasn’t about to stop there, as he continued his solid production following the break and has kept the Jays in the thick of the playoff race in the American League in the process. For the season, he is hitting a solid .270 with a .794 OPS, with 52 runs scored, 17 home runs and 66 RBI. As a result, he definitely will not be moved at the deadline, after all, only Vladdy can do Vladdy-type things, and it’s best if he does it in a Jays’ uniform for sure.