Blue Jays: Grading reader-submitted trade proposals

 Eric Treuden
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Proposal No. 3 - Submitted by @bichettetruther on Twitter

I see the merit behind this one and I can also understand why to some this may be a decent deal.

However, I am not one of the people that believes this deal would work for either team's fanbase, front office, or fellow players.

Skubal is still young and would give the Jays a much needed left-handed upgrade in the rotation but he's struggled with injuries and consistency throughout his three-year big league career so far.

The 26-year-old was 7-8 in 21 starts for the Tigers last year, pitching to a 3.52 ERA and sparkling 2.96 FIP paired with a 107 ERA+. However, injuries crept up in August and ultimately kept him out for the remainder of the season after he underwent flexor tendon surgery. This surgery will also likely affect the start of the 2023 season for him.

Moreno, 22, has been the Jays catcher that the club seems likeliest to hold on to amongst all of the trade rumors. He has a boatload of upside and is the Jays No. 1 prospect heading into 2023.

While Skubal may be a highly valuable arm, Moreno will command more than just him in a one-for-one swap.

Grade: D-

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