As the Blue Jays look to retool for 2025, an early look at potential free agents

Who can they add to make one last run at a World Series with Guerrero Jr. and Bichette?
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With the last place Toronto Blue Jays most likely sellers of their pending free agents ahead of the July 30 trade deadline this month, let’s look at potential free agents who could help this team retool for a run at a World Series in 2025.

With the Blue Jays 15.0 games back in the AL East and 7.0 games back in the Wild Card standings, reality is setting in: this just isn’t a very good team. GM Ross Atkins and his front office have a chance to retool this roster starting with the Trade Deadline, when they can get the team’s competitive balance tax (CBT) payroll back under the luxury tax threshold of $237M by dealing away their rental players: Yusei Kikuchi, Danny Jansen, Yimi García, Trevor Richards, Justin Turner and Kevin Kiermaier.

Not only would that help reset the Blue Jays luxury tax penalty to zero if they dip below the threshold before the final CBT figure is calculated at the end of the season, it would allow them to get some prospects in return for players that can just walk as free agents after the season, and the front office could start focusing on how to improve this team for another run next year after a lost 2024 season.

It sounds like ownership and management are committed to taking one more shot at a World Series championship with the core of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette before they become free agents after next season. Chris Bassitt will also be a free agent after 2025, along with Jordan Romano, Chad Green and Isiah Kiner-Falefa.