Blue Jays Trade Deadline: One target from EVERY non-contending team to pursue

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NL West trade targets

The National League West is another division that has four teams that could legitimately make a run at the division title. While the Padres are under .500 right now, a second-half surge feels much likelier than any sort of tanking or sell-off at the deadline. Instead, we're stuck with the loveable losers, the Colorado Rockies, who find themselves in a tough spot. At 33-51, the club is nowhere close to contention, so trading off assets is probably the best move. Unfortunately, there aren't many moveable pieces outside of C.J. Cron (who wouldn't fit on the Blue Jays thanks to the fact that he plays the exact same positions as Brandon Belt and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.), Jurickson Profar, Kyle Freeland or perhaps even old friend Randal Grichuk.

  • Colorado Rockies - Randal Grichuk

Grichuk is another popular ex-Blue Jay who could conceivably find a decent amount of playing time if he returned to his old club. Playing out the final season of a five-year extension he signed while still in Toronto, Grichuk has been swinging the bat well this season, despite the fact that there has been little power to speak of in his bat. In 48 games, he has two home runs with 18 runs batted in, a .294 average and 104 OPS+. It's a small sample size still, but his strikeout rate is down and his walks are up, so maybe bringing him aboard as a few-month rental would be a smart move for the Jays to make.