9 outfielders the Blue Jays should target at the trade deadline

Who should the Blue Jays target as a power bat to help propel their offence in the right direction?
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Adam Duvall, Boston Red Sox

It has been a while since the Jays have done any business with their division rivals the Boston Red Sox. Perhaps they have been having nightmares, since the last time they did, it helped the Red Sox capture the World Series, with trade piece Steve Pearce being the World Series MVP in the process. Nevertheless, with the Red Sox still firmly warming the basement floor in the AL East, they have an interesting trade chip in Adam Duvall that the Jays may want to take a look at.

Despite being out for a significant chunk of the season due to a fractured wrist, Duvall has been a productive hitter for the Red Sox during his limited action this season. For 2023, he has posted a solid .257 batting average and .850 OPS, with 17 runs scored, six home runs, 23 RBI, and two stolen bases in just 113 at-bats. Projected over a full season, Duvall would be averaging over 25 home runs and 100 RBI, which would be welcoming production in the Jays’ lineup anyday.

More importantly, if one would recall, Duvall was instrumental in being one of the key trade pieces that the Atlanta Braves acquired for their postseason run in 2021 that led to their first World Series championship since 1995. With his veteran postseason experience, along with his potential big boom with his bat, and the fact that he also bats right-handed, he would definitely be an ideal trade target for the Blue Jays. Just maybe this time, a trade with the Red Sox will make them return the favour in giving the Jays the player that can lead them to the Holy Grail.