Astros, Blue Jays Swap Anthony Gose & Brett Wallace

Just minutes after the Astros officially acquired Anthony Gose, they sent him to the Blue Jays for Brett Wallace. The Blue Jays obtained Wallace for Michael Taylor last winter right after the Roy Halladay trade. Now, the first baseman could become the heir to Lance Berkman in Houston. 

The Blue Jays believe Gose, 19, is an "athletic, Gold Glove caliber center fielder," Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos told the FAN 590. They tried to acquire him in the Halladay deal and again this spring. Meanwhile, Astros GM Ed Wade says Wallace is a "hitting machine," according to Alyson Footer of the Astros (via Twitter).

ESPN's Jayson Stark first reported that the Astros were sending Gose to Toronto and Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported on Twitter that the Astros were getting Wallace in return. The Blue Jays confirmed the trade.


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439 Comments on "Astros, Blue Jays Swap Anthony Gose & Brett Wallace"


5 years 5 days ago

hmmm… I wonder for what? I guess AA is just purging through the Phillies minor league system. He did mention that he was out there trying to get in on a couple of three ways.

PujolsHollidayWestbrook
5 years 5 days ago

Lucky Canadien! 😉

5 years 5 days ago

wow didn’t see this coming

Dave_Gershman
5 years 5 days ago

YES! Go Jays!!! They really wanted him back in the Roy Halladay talks. This is awesome. I think that maybe the Jays could send someone like Trystan Magnuson or Carlos Perez to the Astros. Go Jays!!!! We got Gose!!!!

5 years 5 days ago

Better not be C. Perez. AA may be the best GM in the game.

Real talk.

Ferrariman
5 years 5 days ago

idk about best…most aggressive probably.

Sniderlover
5 years 5 days ago

Jays fans would turn against AA if it was Perez.

vick_jaswal
5 years 4 days ago

u dont know anything about baseball
JAYS loose this trade biiiiiiigggggggggggggg timeee
worst trade evenn
this gm is a moron giving up brett walace

5 years 4 days ago

DOn’t get too excited. Gose hasn’t really hit a lick and there is always somebody stealing 70 bases a year in the minors, but you’ve never heard of any of them. That being said, Anthony is as cool as they come and I hope he succeeds.

5 years 5 days ago

There he “Gose” again….

5 years 5 days ago

for what?

Marxkip
5 years 5 days ago

Please say. Jose Bautista, who will then be sent to Philadelphia, because Houston hasn’t gotten fleeced enough.

Sniderlover
5 years 5 days ago

lol.

Probably a prospect for prospect trade. Kind of surprising.

Nycalex00
5 years 5 days ago

Astros fans what going on with ed wade.

frank_costanza
5 years 5 days ago

Yeah this is curious… Gose was the better of the 2 prospects in the Oswalt deal. I wonder who they got for him

MadmanTX
5 years 5 days ago

Not an Astros fan anymore, but I can tell you Wade is liked as much as Uncle Drayton in Houston…which means…not at all.

tmengd
5 years 4 days ago

Liking Wade more now since the Astros just stole a top prospect from the Jays?

Linutor
5 years 5 days ago

This seems like a Taylor for Wallace-esque move. I wonder what’s going the other way?

zonis
5 years 5 days ago

thinkin the same thing

zeroes
5 years 5 days ago

Moreso than anyone expected. Wow.

5 years 5 days ago

i’m gonna go ahead and guess that this isn’t actually happening, just a typo/mistake

ejr
5 years 5 days ago

ruben amaro announced that Gose would be “going to another organization” in his press conference a few moments ago. it will be interesting to see who the Blue Jays send to Houston. I assume Ed Wade will get someone that seems worthless to everyone!

Dave_Gershman
5 years 5 days ago

If can improve his base stealing abilities (not speed) but learn how to be a good baserunner, he could be a great player. The player that the Jays love to have and use as a weapon.

illnath
5 years 5 days ago

Astros getting a pitcher?

dopefein
5 years 5 days ago

At this moment, the Astros are the worst run organization in baseball. Very sorry for Astros fans out there. Very sorry.

Sniderlover
5 years 5 days ago

Nobody knows what the return is…

dopefein
5 years 5 days ago

That’s correct, but there is nothing likely to come back in return that balances the absolute smack-down that Philly has placed on the Stros. This was a terrible deal for the Astros — eating salary, getting fairly weak prospects and a pitcher who remains an enigma. Hey, I’m a White Sox fan, but good deals mean a balance, not thievery.

dopefein
5 years 4 days ago

OK, I stand corrected: the pulled off a good deal here. The Astros brought themselves up quite a bit with this part of the deal. I have egg on my face.

PujolsHollidayWestbrook
5 years 5 days ago

I think the Royals and Astros are pretty much in the same boat there. Pirates come in a distant 3rd.

tmengd
5 years 4 days ago

Think the Oswalt trade turned out better now? After they stole Wallace?

4 years 2 months ago

m sorry too. wallace is hitting .400 in the mlb and gose is on pace to ko 100+ time in AA. sorry for the jays!

andhicks
5 years 5 days ago

Kevin Gregg?

Linutor
5 years 5 days ago

That would be a dream come true…for a Jays fan.

5 years 5 days ago

Hyperbole, although Gose is very intriguing. Sexxxy tools with his hose and wheels.

5 years 5 days ago

if its for Kevin Gregg I will personally fly to Houston and kick Drayton in the shins!

5 years 5 days ago

I wouldn’t worry about it, dude. Even Ed Wade has to know that there’s absolutely no point in Houston acquiring Kevin Gregg.

5 years 5 days ago

We are talking about Ed Wade and Drayton McLayne, I have no faith that either of them know the weather outside, forget baseball.

5 years 5 days ago

We are talking about Ed Wade and Drayton McLayne, I have no faith that either of them know the weather outside, forget baseball.

Shoeless_Joe
5 years 5 days ago

With the Jays just taking Gonzalez off the 40-man roster, it probably means the Astro’s are probably getting somebody who’s not on the Jays 40-man. Tolisano? McDade? Thames?…hopefully not Jimenez or Perez.

TheBunk
5 years 5 days ago

Maybe Litsch?

S8P7W
5 years 5 days ago

He’ll turn out to be Joey Gathright or Michael Bourn. Please be the latter.

5 years 5 days ago

i’ve followed gose since we drafted him and the dude is 6’1″ bordering on 6’2″ the bourn comparisons are not apt and gathright is just insulting, lol. he has way more power than those guys while maintaining high end defensive skills and range. and he’s only 19. despite me defending him I am glad the phils included him in the oswalt deal and were able to land an ace with him as part of the package. We kept all of our great young arms and potential stud in singleton.

S8P7W
5 years 5 days ago

I’ll take your word for it. I just looked at his numbers and scouting report and came to that conclusion.

5 years 5 days ago

$20 to a donut says that it’s not for a prospect. AA isn’t unloading prospects, he’s getting rid of old guys.

foxtown
5 years 5 days ago

Why would the Astros want old guys though?

moonraker45
5 years 4 days ago

guess you owe me 20 bucks and a donut.

FPN
5 years 5 days ago

BJ’s wanted Gose from the Phils last year, I think.

illnath
5 years 5 days ago

Astros getting a pitcher?

5 years 5 days ago

Zep, mills, litch, purcey???

5 years 5 days ago

I’d take Ryzypcynski *SP?