Blue Jays Rumors: Trades, Lee, Bautista

Alex Anthopoulos told Prime Time Sports that he has been on the phone with rival teams regularly as the Blue Jays continue exploring deals. The Blue Jays GM said on the FAN 590 that the team is willing to get creative between now and July 31st. Here are the details:

  • Trade talks are picking up and the Jays "have been pretty active with respect to phone calls." Rival clubs are "starting to get the itch and starting to gather information."
  • The Blue Jays are open to discussing any deal, though some players will naturally be harder to obtain than others. We heard earlier today that the Blue Jays are open to dealing Scott Downs, Jason Frasor and Kevin Gregg, but it sounds like other players could also be obtained for the right return.
  • Anthopoulos says he likes to get "as creative as [he] can," and is open to three or four-team deals.
  • Anthopoulos was in touch with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik, since the Blue Jays were open to getting involved in possible Cliff Lee trades as a third or fourth team.
  • The Blue Jays like Jose Bautista for his power, strong throwing arm and clubhouse presence, but Anthopoulos chose not to comment on whether the team would consider locking the AL home run leader up.
  • Anthopoulos also noted that players are not immune to rumors. "They all look at MLBTradeRumors.com," he said.


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131 Comments on "Blue Jays Rumors: Trades, Lee, Bautista"


dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

I’ve said this before on the forums, and Alex’s comments here make me think it again.

If the Brewers are looking to trade Prince Fielder and want pitching back, the Jays make perfect sense as a partner in a three-way trade. They can provide the pitching to the Brewers, as they have a big pitching excess, and then get position playing prospects in return.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

There is no way Jays go after Fielder with Wallace knocking at the door and they have too many guys that should already be DH’ing.

Corey Hart would be a great option as Jays don’t have any MLB ready OF. However, it only makes sense to acquire him if Lewis and Bautista is moved. Snider can move back to LF, Lind DH, Wells CF, Hart RF and then the Jays can look for a 3B and SS if they move Gonzalez.

I just get a feeling AA will do something crazy (in a good way) so I’ll trust AA, he hasn’t disappointed me so far.

dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

I’m not saying the Jays go after Fielder. I’m saying they use Fielder to turn their pitching depth into hitting prospects, since the Brewers would want pitching back, and the Jays are one of the few teams with a ton of pitching prospects to trade away.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

3-way deal could work. Jays and Brewers have been scouting each others farms and Jays do have interest in Lawrie which I think would move to 3B.

We could also use a speedy outfielder that can lead-off, similar to a prospect like Desmond Jennings.

5 years 1 month ago

Yes we could really use a top 5 prospect in baseball… and can Lawrie really play 3B at the big league level?

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

Not sure. AA and others are scouting him so it’s up to them to know. I think he can also be moved to the outfield as well but as far as I know is that he doesn’t have a natural position because he is not very good at defense.

And I see a similar mold to Desmond Jennings, not Desmond Jennings himself.

I wonder if there is any chance AA will look into acquiring BJ Upton?

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

Not sure. AA and others are scouting him so it’s up to them to know. I think he can also be moved to the outfield as well but as far as I know is that he doesn’t have a natural position because he is not very good at defense.

And I see a similar mold to Desmond Jennings, not Desmond Jennings himself.

I wonder if there is any chance AA will look into acquiring BJ Upton?

5 years 1 month ago

Yes we could really use a top 5 prospect in baseball… and can Lawrie really play 3B at the big league level?

dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

If I’m just playing dreamer here, I can see something like this working out. I’m using the Angels as an example, because they’ve been a place its rumored Prince Fielder could fit in.

Angels get:
1B Prince Fielder (from MIL)

Brewers get:
LHP Trevor Reckling (from LAA)
LHP Tyler Skaggs (from LAA)
RHP Chad Jenkins (from TOR)
RHP Zach Stewart (from TOR)

Toronto gets:
2B/OF/3B Brett Lawrie (from MIL)
OF Peter Bourjos (from LAA)

Just using this as a sample, no need to get too concerned with all the particular names, especially the depth guys. A few weeks ago, I would have put Mike Trout in there heading to the Jays instead of Bourjos, but with all the hype around him lately that’s probably not likely.

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

interesting…. would probably have to replace bourjos with trout and make LAA give the crew a bit more…. jenkins and stewart are both good arms although jenkins is a ways away

TheBunk
5 years 1 month ago

Zach Stewart and Chad Jenkins combined don’t have the value of Trout.

TheBunk
5 years 1 month ago

Zach Stewart and Chad Jenkins combined don’t have the value of Trout.

5 years 1 month ago

lol good luck luring Trout.

5 years 1 month ago

lol good luck luring Trout.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Trout is now considered one of the top five prospects in the minors. You want him and Lawrie at all, let alone without trading any of your very best young pitchers? Zero chance.

Andy Mc
5 years 1 month ago

Add Henderson Alvarez and/or Brad Mills to Zach Stewart and Chad Jenkins and it might be enough.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Nope. You’re not going to get that much quality for quantity.

The Angels wouldn’t trade Trout alone for Fielder.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Nope. You’re not going to get that much quality for quantity.

The Angels wouldn’t trade Trout alone for Fielder.

Andy Mc
5 years 1 month ago

Add Henderson Alvarez and/or Brad Mills to Zach Stewart and Chad Jenkins and it might be enough.

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

interesting…. would probably have to replace bourjos with trout and make LAA give the crew a bit more…. jenkins and stewart are both good arms although jenkins is a ways away

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

I think Fielder can get more than that and I think Brewers would want Marcum instead of Stewart or Jenkins. Marcum is cheap and under control and would be a number 2 starter and getting Lawrie and Bourjos back for Marcum is pretty good.

If AA does want to get good prospects, then I think he`ll try to chase down 3, maybe even 4-way deals.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

I think Fielder can get more than that and I think Brewers would want Marcum instead of Stewart or Jenkins. Marcum is cheap and under control and would be a number 2 starter and getting Lawrie and Bourjos back for Marcum is pretty good.

If AA does want to get good prospects, then I think he`ll try to chase down 3, maybe even 4-way deals.

dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

If I’m just playing dreamer here, I can see something like this working out. I’m using the Angels as an example, because they’ve been a place its rumored Prince Fielder could fit in.

Angels get:
1B Prince Fielder (from MIL)

Brewers get:
LHP Trevor Reckling (from LAA)
LHP Tyler Skaggs (from LAA)
RHP Chad Jenkins (from TOR)
RHP Zach Stewart (from TOR)

Toronto gets:
2B/OF/3B Brett Lawrie (from MIL)
OF Peter Bourjos (from LAA)

Just using this as a sample, no need to get too concerned with all the particular names, especially the depth guys. A few weeks ago, I would have put Mike Trout in there heading to the Jays instead of Bourjos, but with all the hype around him lately that’s probably not likely.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

3-way deal could work. Jays and Brewers have been scouting each others farms and Jays do have interest in Lawrie which I think would move to 3B.

We could also use a speedy outfielder that can lead-off, similar to a prospect like Desmond Jennings.

dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

I’m not saying the Jays go after Fielder. I’m saying they use Fielder to turn their pitching depth into hitting prospects, since the Brewers would want pitching back, and the Jays are one of the few teams with a ton of pitching prospects to trade away.

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

which is why he said as a third team and receive a position playing prospect in return…. which is a good idea although you can never have too much pitching but a third base prospect would be golden

5 years 1 month ago

Corey Hart? Yuck. I’d rather stick with Bautista to be honest. Leave Snider in LF, Wells in CF. Plus why move Lewis? He obviously doesn’t have much trade value since he was got for $80K.

5 years 1 month ago

Corey Hart? Yuck. I’d rather stick with Bautista to be honest. Leave Snider in LF, Wells in CF. Plus why move Lewis? He obviously doesn’t have much trade value since he was got for $80K.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

There is no way Jays go after Fielder with Wallace knocking at the door and they have too many guys that should already be DH’ing.

Corey Hart would be a great option as Jays don’t have any MLB ready OF. However, it only makes sense to acquire him if Lewis and Bautista is moved. Snider can move back to LF, Lind DH, Wells CF, Hart RF and then the Jays can look for a 3B and SS if they move Gonzalez.

I just get a feeling AA will do something crazy (in a good way) so I’ll trust AA, he hasn’t disappointed me so far.

5 years 1 month ago

I doubt the Jays are looking to move some of the young arms but if the Brewers want Litsch, Richmond, Tallet, Downs, Fraser I am sure that Alex would do it. Why would they move any others, as a Jays fan the future is looking up and Rogers could raise the payroll to 110 mill+ to compete if the right guys were out there.

dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

Well, it’s because they already have more than 5 young guys that are worth being in the rotation. Right now, you’ve got Marcum, Romero, Morrow, Cecil and Rzepczynski that all belong in the rotation. On top of that, you have Litsch and Richmond that have been there before and have a right to fight for a spot. Then you get to Kyle Drabek knocking on the door, Zach Stewart not far behind, and guys like Chad Jenkins that could be here in 2012. They’ll have to move some of that depth, and if they can do so in getting position players at holes they have, it would be a great move. If they could trade, say, Stewart and Jenkins, in return for a great third base prospect or however it works, they’d be well-served to it. Since prospect for prospect trades are rare, doing so in the context of a Fielder deal makes it possible.

dizzle4
5 years 1 month ago

Well, it’s because they already have more than 5 young guys that are worth being in the rotation. Right now, you’ve got Marcum, Romero, Morrow, Cecil and Rzepczynski that all belong in the rotation. On top of that, you have Litsch and Richmond that have been there before and have a right to fight for a spot. Then you get to Kyle Drabek knocking on the door, Zach Stewart not far behind, and guys like Chad Jenkins that could be here in 2012. They’ll have to move some of that depth, and if they can do so in getting position players at holes they have, it would be a great move. If they could trade, say, Stewart and Jenkins, in return for a great third base prospect or however it works, they’d be well-served to it. Since prospect for prospect trades are rare, doing so in the context of a Fielder deal makes it possible.

crashcameron
5 years 1 month ago

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crashcameron
5 years 1 month ago

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5 years 1 month ago

I doubt the Jays are looking to move some of the young arms but if the Brewers want Litsch, Richmond, Tallet, Downs, Fraser I am sure that Alex would do it. Why would they move any others, as a Jays fan the future is looking up and Rogers could raise the payroll to 110 mill+ to compete if the right guys were out there.

5 years 1 month ago

how much do you guys pay Anthopoulos to name drop? LOL. He also mentioned MLBTR at the state of the franchise meeting in January.

5 years 1 month ago

Alex Anthopoulos is a pretty smart guy… +1 on the MLBTR name drop!

5 years 1 month ago

Alex Anthopoulos is a pretty smart guy… +1 on the MLBTR name drop!

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

I would guess that the whitesox would be after jose batts. They probably wont go after prince due to scott boras….adam dunns is a douche and refuses to DH even though his career would be extended greatly if he would accept that fact…The sox have some good prospects to get a deal with the Jays done, flowers, danks(jordan), torres, marquez, a some one else would be a pretty decent deal for jose batts…the sox could use him at 3rd(big improvement over teahan) and slot vicedio to DH full time

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

what do jays have to pay for beckham? downs jose batts and myself?

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

honestly probably the only way beckham would be moved is if it was for prince or adrian, and we knew lilibridge could keep up his hot hitting, now if you were to say jose batts, and hill for flowers, beckham, jordan danks, and a few more minor leaguers then yeah probably

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

hmmm, flowers I doubt the jays would even want, their catching depth is insane, jordan danks is an interesting arm but I always hear sox fans using him as trade bait and I am not sure why… but jose is not worth a top tier prospect anyways although Im sure AA will act like hes a 40 HR a year hitter all of a sudden

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

so what about hill and jose for beckham, jordan danks(not john, jordan is an outfield prospect who is +++ in terms of defense and speed and hacing a hard time hitting right now), flowers could play C or 1st, and throw in an infield prospect

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

so what about hill and jose for beckham, jordan danks(not john, jordan is an outfield prospect who is +++ in terms of defense and speed and hacing a hard time hitting right now), flowers could play C or 1st, and throw in an infield prospect

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

the main reason us sox fans we say to use danks as trade bait is simply becuase with rios lock in in Center and Carlos a fan favorite and face of the franchise locked in in right…juan pierre in Left for this year and next year and jordan mitchell in the minors and the love kenny has for crawford(hope we go after him) there really isnt that much of a place for danks, we could use jose at 3rd and hope he really is this type of hitter and this just inst a fluke

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

he always had a good OBP (already 50plus walks)
3rd in the majors in no doubt homers and first in all homers
hes the real deal, just dont expect him to hit 45 or whatever he is on pace to do but 35 this year seems easily attainable and 25plus seems like a benchmark going forward
250-360-480 line is still good plus he has team control next year… and your welcome for rios…

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

hahaha seriously thank you so much for rios, who would have known a change of position and change of scenery would do so much

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

now that i think of it i would not trade for jose bats, yes his power is crazy but he is only batting right around .230…we have that in carlos quentin, if his average was higher than yes, but i agree if it were jose batts and aaron hill than maybe i would be intereted…aaron hill in a hitters park like the cell would be scary, even scarier than he is now

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

now that i think of it i would not trade for jose bats, yes his power is crazy but he is only batting right around .230…we have that in carlos quentin, if his average was higher than yes, but i agree if it were jose batts and aaron hill than maybe i would be intereted…aaron hill in a hitters park like the cell would be scary, even scarier than he is now

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

hahaha seriously thank you so much for rios, who would have known a change of position and change of scenery would do so much

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

he always had a good OBP (already 50plus walks)
3rd in the majors in no doubt homers and first in all homers
hes the real deal, just dont expect him to hit 45 or whatever he is on pace to do but 35 this year seems easily attainable and 25plus seems like a benchmark going forward
250-360-480 line is still good plus he has team control next year… and your welcome for rios…

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

the main reason us sox fans we say to use danks as trade bait is simply becuase with rios lock in in Center and Carlos a fan favorite and face of the franchise locked in in right…juan pierre in Left for this year and next year and jordan mitchell in the minors and the love kenny has for crawford(hope we go after him) there really isnt that much of a place for danks, we could use jose at 3rd and hope he really is this type of hitter and this just inst a fluke

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

hmmm, flowers I doubt the jays would even want, their catching depth is insane, jordan danks is an interesting arm but I always hear sox fans using him as trade bait and I am not sure why… but jose is not worth a top tier prospect anyways although Im sure AA will act like hes a 40 HR a year hitter all of a sudden

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

honestly probably the only way beckham would be moved is if it was for prince or adrian, and we knew lilibridge could keep up his hot hitting, now if you were to say jose batts, and hill for flowers, beckham, jordan danks, and a few more minor leaguers then yeah probably

5 years 1 month ago

you aren’t marc rzepczynski! Get over “yourself”!

5 years 1 month ago

you aren’t marc rzepczynski! Get over “yourself”!

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

what do jays have to pay for beckham? downs jose batts and myself?

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

I wouldn’t mind Morel + another decent prospect although I think AA would want to sell high on him.

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

i doubt morell gets moved, unless vicedio can prove he can play 3rd more than he is right now…but if it got us jose and he is legit and not a one year wonder i could see jose playing 3rd for the sox and morell on the jays

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

I would guess that the whitesox would be after jose batts. They probably wont go after prince due to scott boras….adam dunns is a douche and refuses to DH even though his career would be extended greatly if he would accept that fact…The sox have some good prospects to get a deal with the Jays done, flowers, danks(jordan), torres, marquez, a some one else would be a pretty decent deal for jose batts…the sox could use him at 3rd(big improvement over teahan) and slot vicedio to DH full time

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 1 month ago

Forgive me if I’m a little skeptical about Bautista, but now would be a great time to cash in on trading him. Teams in need of outfield/3b help would give something good for him.

BaseballFanatic0707
5 years 1 month ago

Forgive me if I’m a little skeptical about Bautista, but now would be a great time to cash in on trading him. Teams in need of outfield/3b help would give something good for him.

5 years 1 month ago

To have some fun if I were Alex I would Trade: Buck, Gregg, Álex González, and Scott Downs for prospects and then trade all the prospects to the Marlins for Hanley Ramírez.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

That’s wishful thinking but that would be fantastic if Jays could ever get their hands on Hanley.

5 years 1 month ago

Hanley would put butts in the seats at Rogers center.

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

His appaling lack of hustle and star-mentality would make me NOT want to go the the Rogers Centre. They’ve already invested in Adeiny Hechavarria.

5 years 1 month ago

Hanley would put butts in the seats at Rogers center.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

That’s wishful thinking but that would be fantastic if Jays could ever get their hands on Hanley.

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

and then trade EE for hanleys shoes

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

no one is ever going to get hanley untill he is in the last year or two of his deal, he is the face of that franchise. Yes he would get a huge haul, a farm emptying type of haul but there is no way they trade him, that team would become no better than a AAA team if they moved him…thats like saying the jays should trade everyone of their pitchers except for romero for strasburgh, just not going to happen

jwsox
5 years 1 month ago

no one is ever going to get hanley untill he is in the last year or two of his deal, he is the face of that franchise. Yes he would get a huge haul, a farm emptying type of haul but there is no way they trade him, that team would become no better than a AAA team if they moved him…thats like saying the jays should trade everyone of their pitchers except for romero for strasburgh, just not going to happen

rzepczynski
5 years 1 month ago

and then trade EE for hanleys shoes

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Your idea of fun requires other people to not have free will.

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

Please tell me that you’re kidding. Sorry aap212, I meant to reply to Jon Gartner.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

Your idea of fun requires other people to not have free will.

5 years 1 month ago

To have some fun if I were Alex I would Trade: Buck, Gregg, Álex González, and Scott Downs for prospects and then trade all the prospects to the Marlins for Hanley Ramírez.

5 years 1 month ago

Great work by AA to sign Gonzalez, Buck and Gregg. He’s going to get something for all of them, even if it’s just a sandwich (to go along with their cup of coffee.) I can’t wait until after the deadline so we can see the real Jays start playing….

5 years 1 month ago

Great work by AA to sign Gonzalez, Buck and Gregg. He’s going to get something for all of them, even if it’s just a sandwich (to go along with their cup of coffee.) I can’t wait until after the deadline so we can see the real Jays start playing….

5 years 1 month ago

I don’t think AA is going to empty the system (that he’s trying so hard to build up) to take a star that he can get for nothing but money as a free agent. (Beeston has said there’ll be money available for those types of free agents.) I seriously think they might take a run at Fielder when he’s a free agent. But they won’t trade for him because he won’t sign in advance of free agency. If they do, Wallace can always be flipped, and he’s NEVER going to be Fielder. And remember, Fielder was born in Toronto…

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

Holy crap! Fielder is actually Canadian. Wow, I honestly didn`t know that.

Marcum + Wallace for Fielder?

5 years 1 month ago

Stop embarassing Travis Snider’s name with these horrible posts!A) It’s Ontario, California not Canada.B) Why would trade a long controllable Wallace for a guy that’s going to command MASSIVE over-rated dollars soon? LOL.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

The guy above me said he was born in Toronto. I guess I should have looked it up.

As for Wallace, I wouldn`t want to trade him but if you can get a guy like Fielder who is still young, cheap and know that you can re-sign him then why not?

Snider and Fielder would tear teams apart.

5 years 1 month ago

Fielder is no longer cheap that’s the point. Wallace has zero service time and will be controlled for at least 6 years. Fielder will command at least 150 mill after next year.

5 years 1 month ago

“Fielder will command at least 150 mill after next year. “Bingo. I’ll gladly take Wallace, thank you!

5 years 1 month ago

“Fielder will command at least 150 mill after next year. “Bingo. I’ll gladly take Wallace, thank you!

5 years 1 month ago

Stop embarassing Travis Snider’s name with these horrible posts!A) It’s Ontario, California not Canada.B) Why would trade a long controllable Wallace for a guy that’s going to command MASSIVE over-rated dollars soon? LOL.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

Holy crap! Fielder is actually Canadian. Wow, I honestly didn`t know that.

Marcum + Wallace for Fielder?

5 years 1 month ago

I don’t think AA is going to empty the system (that he’s trying so hard to build up) to take a star that he can get for nothing but money as a free agent. (Beeston has said there’ll be money available for those types of free agents.) I seriously think they might take a run at Fielder when he’s a free agent. But they won’t trade for him because he won’t sign in advance of free agency. If they do, Wallace can always be flipped, and he’s NEVER going to be Fielder. And remember, Fielder was born in Toronto…

5 years 1 month ago

Well, being born here doesn’t REALLY make someone Canadian. (He probably doesn’t watch hockey…) He may, however, have a passport. Regardless, if they’re willing to pay a Boras price, they could definitely get him. Like I said, but they won’t trade for him.

5 years 1 month ago

Well, being born here doesn’t REALLY make someone Canadian. (He probably doesn’t watch hockey…) He may, however, have a passport. Regardless, if they’re willing to pay a Boras price, they could definitely get him. Like I said, but they won’t trade for him.

5 years 1 month ago

A-Gon shouldn’t go any where unless they get a ridiculous return. He has a very nice 2.5 mill option for next year. With nothing ready in the system the Jays should hold on to him. Here is a crazy idea, how about Bautista to Phillies for Aumont? Yeah I know Aumont has been brutal but he is still just a kid, home town kid from Canada, and was ranked very highly on prospect lists. He also still has a big arm and at worst will end up being a decent reliever.
Downs, Gregg and Frasor need to all be moved. Purcey seems like he is developing into a reliable lefty, Roenicke as big league stuff and Camp looks solid. The other three are getting expensive and the Jays would be dealing from a position of strength. The Angels bullpen needs help and any of those three would be a big upgrade. How about any of those three for Bourjos? How about Overbay+ Downs+ cash for Wood and Bourjos? If the Jays decide not to bring Encarnacion back Wood would be a great replacement at third or even better use Wood at 3b and Encarnacion can fill the shoes of Bautista playing 3b/of. Red Sox need relievers as well. How about Bowden for Frasor or Gregg? I don’t think Buck will fool anyone, but if a team will take him on and the Jays can get something useful then do it. These moves would begin to build the upper levels of the minors and provide the Jays with a bunch of interesting arms.

5 years 1 month ago

A-Gon shouldn’t go any where unless they get a ridiculous return. He has a very nice 2.5 mill option for next year. With nothing ready in the system the Jays should hold on to him. Here is a crazy idea, how about Bautista to Phillies for Aumont? Yeah I know Aumont has been brutal but he is still just a kid, home town kid from Canada, and was ranked very highly on prospect lists. He also still has a big arm and at worst will end up being a decent reliever.
Downs, Gregg and Frasor need to all be moved. Purcey seems like he is developing into a reliable lefty, Roenicke as big league stuff and Camp looks solid. The other three are getting expensive and the Jays would be dealing from a position of strength. The Angels bullpen needs help and any of those three would be a big upgrade. How about any of those three for Bourjos? How about Overbay+ Downs+ cash for Wood and Bourjos? If the Jays decide not to bring Encarnacion back Wood would be a great replacement at third or even better use Wood at 3b and Encarnacion can fill the shoes of Bautista playing 3b/of. Red Sox need relievers as well. How about Bowden for Frasor or Gregg? I don’t think Buck will fool anyone, but if a team will take him on and the Jays can get something useful then do it. These moves would begin to build the upper levels of the minors and provide the Jays with a bunch of interesting arms.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

AA is smart to be diplomatic. Bautista’s been a great story for them, but the smart move would be to trade him.

aap212
5 years 1 month ago

AA is smart to be diplomatic. Bautista’s been a great story for them, but the smart move would be to trade him.