Jose Bautista Rumors: Friday

Jose Bautista picked up two walks and three hits tonight, including a grand slam. It's safe to say his trade value is pretty high. Here's the latest on the Blue Jays right fielder:

  • Bautista told MLB.com's Jordan Bastian that he isn't concerned about an extension. "I have one more year of arbitration and I have no problem with the process," he said. Bautista also said he hopes to stay in Toronto (Twitter links).
  • Bautista is the player the Giants want, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (via Twitter). Heyman suggests the Jays could target Emmanuel Burriss or Ehire Adrianza in a trade.
  • The Blue Jays and Giants have had extensive conversations, but San Francisco finds Toronto‚Äôs asking prices for Scott Downs and Bautista too high, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports.
  • Yesterday, Heyman reported that many teams besides the Giants were interested in Bautista.


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123 Comments on "Jose Bautista Rumors: Friday"


Ian_Smell
5 years 1 month ago

I hope that Joey Bats stays on the Jays.

Guest
5 years 1 month ago

i agree, i’d rather just take the risk on Bautista keeping this up, and locking him up for a bit…its not like trading him isn’t any less of a risk.

5 years 1 month ago

Love you guys, but… um… really? Not a hint of skepticism at Heyman’s suggested targets?

5 years 1 month ago

I agree…the two guy he says they are interested don’t interest me at all. I’d rather watch Jose play out the rest of his contract then make a trade for the sake of trade.

HT16
5 years 1 month ago

Nah… the Jays are pretty thin at shortstop

iains
5 years 1 month ago

And to all who don’t get it… WHOOOOSSHHH!

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah, I don’t know those guys well and they aren’t exactly bluechip prospect or player AA is asking for.

I really can’t see teams offering a top 50 prospect + and I think Bautista will stay as a Jay. I’m really starting to like him and I hope we keep him.

VoteForPrado
5 years 1 month ago

I’ve said it a million times, I’ll say it again. He makes the most sense for the Braves, as he can spell Chipper and Glaus, who both need to stop by the dugout and grab their walkers before running to first base, and it allows Melky Cabrera to move back to the fourth OFer, where he should be. Not to mention, he makes the lineup miles deeper.

5 years 1 month ago

I think the price is too HIGH and he is going to end up like Raul Ibanez: a one time 30 hr hitter.

VoteForPrado
5 years 1 month ago

Yeah, that’s possible. But I keep saying that he’s going to cool off and that he’s just a fluke… everytime I do he hits another homerun. I couldn’t stand the thought of getting Jose Bautista a little while ago, but he’s proved me wrong again and again. I’m sold on him now.

5 years 1 month ago

Why would you want a guy that has a record season and is probably never going to do it again. For the same or less than price get Jacoby a true CF. We need people that can get on base and put themselves into run scoring positions, not a power hitter. I think with a trade for him we wouldn’t have to worry about the Phillies and their stacked pitching staff.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

Ibanez has averaged 23 homers and 94 RBIs in his career (half of it being in pitcher-friendly Safeco Park). Bautista turning out to be another Ibanez wouldn’t be a bad thing.

HerbertAnchovy
5 years 1 month ago

Ibanez has hit 30 or more home runs twice, and as said below hit in the low-mid 20’s at Safeco, which would be the mid 30’s at Citizen’s Bank Park. Stats are your friend. The guy’s 38 years old, his career is winding down!

bbxxj
5 years 1 month ago

JJ Hoover, Cody Johnson, and Steven Marek/Cody Gearrin for Bautista. Any more than that and I think I pass.

VoteForPrado
5 years 1 month ago

I think they would definitely ask for one of Minor/Teheran/Delgado/Vizcaino, and I wouldn’t be too upset if we did give up one of them. I don’t like the thought of it, and would rather have more of a sure bet if we did, but risks are mandatory in this game. I wouldn’t mind giving up something like Vizcaino, DeVall, and a lower level prospect like Cody Johnson. Steven Marek might fit in nicely as you mentioned.

5 years 1 month ago

Those two picks would be a waste for bautista… yeah its a risk to keep the guy considering its his first real strong season, and you see what lind and hill are doing after big seasons.. but his presence around the club house is huge also which makes it a bit of a risk worth taking, unless you get a couple studs for him.

Mike
5 years 1 month ago

Burriss and Adrianza would be a horrible return.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

Adrianza wouldn’t be that bad. He is a a Top 15 prospect in the Giants system and even though he is a light hitter, he is very solid at defense. Plus he’s still only twenty. Though I couldn’t imagine him being the key piece of a deal.

5 years 1 month ago

A top 15 prospect in the organization for the MLB home run leader that sounds fair! If I was a GM and offered Adam Loewen for Tim Lincecum would that seem fair?

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

I meant as a side-piece, NOT the key piece of a deal. I’m trying to note how Adrianza wouldn’t be that bad of a return if he came with 2-3 other prospects. Maybe you should, I dunno, try actually reading my response.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

Linececum has 2 Cy Young awards. Bautista has only made to an All-Star team once and that was this year. Don’t insult Linececum by comparing him to Bautista. Check yourself.

5 years 1 month ago

I was not comparing the two, I just picked the only good Giants player as an example to prove my point.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

So Cain, Wilson, Huff, Sandoval, and Posey are all bad? Oh, of course they are. Silly me…

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

cain, wilson, sandoval and posey are good.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

……………Not even gonna mention it…..

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

( i left 1 off your list)

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

ohh…I thought you thought I was being serious. Though Huff is pretty good. besides 2007 & 2009, hes been a solid run producer in his career. Huff has been the best offensive player on the Giants this year.

5 years 1 month ago

Cain is a 3rd or 4th starter at best, Sandoval in a word “who?” Huff is nothing special the he’s an AL cast off facing NL average pitching, Posey does have a Great future ahead of him and Wilson’s a top 5 NL closer. Stop being such a Homer, the Giant have average talent and would be a .400 team in the AL East.

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

Are you kidding me? Sandoval has struggled this year, but last year he hit .330 with 25 hrs/90 rbis as a 22/23 yr. old. Huff has been a solid veteran who has averaged 25 hrs/93 rbis in his career. Cain has a career 3.47 ERA in 6 seasons, and yet he is still only 25 and only going to improve. He’s been a workhorse for about his whole career. And yet you think he is “a 3rd or 4th starter at best”?? If anyone is a homer, it is you. You’re clueless.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

Don’t worry about Jon Gartner. He’s only here for the trade deadline then he is never to be seen on MLBTR. unfortunately this happens every year around this time. Fairweather fans join MLBTR and state their ill-informed opinions.. Sucks but we have to deal with it anyways.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

Ya you’re right Posey, Cain, Wilson, Bumgarner and Sandoval are terrible players… Do you even watch baseball?

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

bautista has only made to an allstar game once… ahhh the great measurement of all players, all star appearances.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

I would have pointed out an award of some sort had he won any… The guy hasn’t won a silver slugger award, ROY award or a gold glove. I don’t see how you can say he is more valuable than Dunn.

Bautista has a career .241/.336/.431
Dunn has a career .251/.382/.523

Dunn averages 40 HR 98 RBI and 112 BB per 162 games
Bautista averages 21 HR 69 RBI and 66 BB

So yeah check yourself if you’re gonna say something. otherwise don’t say anything at all.

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

lol ‘check your self’ are you from compton?? If you read my post, i never mention adam dunn is less or more valuable then bautista. I think at this point dunn is a safer bet offensively by far, but bautista with sustained success, even at a lesser rate, could grow to become more of an asset because of his defense..

So maybe you should try some reading comprehension, because i was just saying how awards and primarily biased fan voting is not a great way to measure a players value.

The_Thrill_22
5 years 1 month ago

This is more of a misunderstanding than it is my ability to comprehend what is said or your ability to conduct adequate research before stating an opinion. I think we both agree fundamentally. Dunn has more value than Bautista; however, Bautista still has considerable value: Leading the AL in HRs is no small feat.Awards and All-Star selections do carry weight. Granted the All-Star voting is watered down due to fan voting, but i digress. What is important to remember is that either player would help the Giants win, and both are on SF’s radar. I just don’t believe that what the Jays are asking for is reasonable given Bautista’s history.

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

valid point…but did you actually just say ‘check yourself’

5 years 1 month ago

Did you just compare Jose Bautista to Tim Lincecum?

letsgogiants
5 years 1 month ago

Plus with Loewen, he was a solid prospect until injuries ruined him. I bet if your team traded for Loewen in his prime as a top prospect before his injuries happened (which no one could have predicted), that you would be pretty happy. With prospects, you never know. Thats the risk of trading for a prospect.

5 years 1 month ago

Did Heyman just suggest the jays should go after 2 light hitting infeilders that have 0 value to the Jays what so ever??? Thats funny…

Shaneomac82
5 years 1 month ago

You do realize they can play all over the infield and both have above average defense.

5 years 1 month ago

Seriously dude. Are you actually trying to argue that those 2 would be a good return on the homerun leader? By 5 homeruns no less? Lets trade one of the top run producers for a guy who can give us good defence up the middle where we already have Escobar and Hill, 2 of the top defensive players at their positions and are 27 years old and controlled for 3+ years… Do you even think before you post? Why not call it a deal for a player to be named later? or better yet, the Jays can give him tp San Fran and call it an add on to pick up Fred Lewis off waivers! lol

5 years 1 month ago

The Jays are kinda strong right now with guys in the middle, with Escobar, Hill, Hechavarria, and the guy that Alomar got them to sign earlier this week out of the DR. They need help at 3B, C and more pitching, more pitching, more pitching.
Madison Bumgarner is the only guy I would even talk about from that club.

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

really? all over the infield? where do we sign.

jtmoore25
5 years 1 month ago

I’ll bet the money left on Rowand’s contract that Sabean gets nothing done by the deadline. And seriously, Emmanuel Burriss for the MLB’s leading home run hitter?

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

It’s Heyman. I don’t know why people should care what he says and it shocks me that he still has a job.

5 years 1 month ago

Maybe Heyman meant the Giants could get Fred Lewis for Emmanuel Burriss or Ehire Adrianza.

5 years 1 month ago

That would even be stretching it. Another bone head move by the SF GM

jtmoore25
5 years 1 month ago

The money left on Rowand’s contract says Sabean gets nothing done by the deadline. And seriously, Emmanuel Burriss for MLB’s leading home run hitter?

DukesRocks
5 years 1 month ago

The two guys named are losers, unless we have some young studs coming T Dot way, AA will not make deal for the sake of a deal.

5 years 1 month ago

Heyman has zero clue about the jays needs and wants..

TheBunk
5 years 1 month ago

Heyman’s tweet is just further proof that he’s awful at his job.

5 years 1 month ago

only reliable source is ken rosental

Dev0
5 years 1 month ago

did someone say the jays were thin at shortstop? I mean really? if anything Shortstop is where we have the most depth well that or catcher.

pobpopb
5 years 1 month ago

Pretty thin? They have Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria

5 years 1 month ago

Burriss and Adrianza? That is awful. Those are prospects that get traded for Will Ohman, not the MLB HR leader.

Dev0
5 years 1 month ago

Dickie thon jr as well now

5 years 1 month ago

And Pierre at GCL, all high potential guys with Escobar to hold down the fort for the time being. Take talent if it’s there but why take a John McDonald type for a guy with huge value atm.

Fullmer_Fan
5 years 1 month ago

I don’t even know why I bother following Jon Heyman on Twitter. It gets frustrating.

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 1 month ago

I think I may speak for everyone, except perhaps Jon Heyman, that his Twitter account should just be banned.

5 years 1 month ago

he suggested…hahaha he is horrible

eviola1
5 years 1 month ago

No wonder AA hasn’t made the deal for the two guys yet, they’re awful. These teams don’t understand that the the Blue Jays are not looking to blow up the team. THEY ARE GOING TO START COMPETING AS SOON AS NEXT YEAR. Therefore, we don’t want guys that are going to be meaningful 5 years down the road. That’s garbage.

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
5 years 1 month ago

yet AA trades Wallace for Gose…
not saying thats bad or anything, but according to your logic it is a retarded
move as Gose will not be ready for at least 3 years

paorta2
5 years 1 month ago

It’s not retarded if you like Gose more and plan on still being a competitive ballclub in 2-3 years when he’s ready. Wallace is going to be a good player, but Gose has the potential to be a great player, so it’s worth taking the risk and finding someone else to play first (not hard).

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

I loveeee how everyone just acts like good 1b are just a dime a dozen. oh we can pick one up anywhere no big deal.. yah then why we’ve been stuck with overbay at first for how long? How many Elite 1b are there in the game today? 6 or 7? might be more then any other position, but a lot of teams don’t have one.. add jays to that list now.

5 years 1 month ago

Um< i do beleive Lind is now the 1st baseman of the future, Arencibia can also play the position

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

Ya thanks, we can also put Bautista there, Snider, Wells, etc .. The point is, that you create another hole by patching one up. So if Lind plays first you need a dh, if arencibia, you need a catcher, etc etc .

paorta2
5 years 1 month ago

But if you have more outfielders than you need, what is the hole that you’ve created?

Encarnacion's Parrot
5 years 1 month ago

Because unfortunately, GM’s like Ricciardi come a dime a dozen too. Some of the people who post on here fit into that category, as do the people selling the programs at the Rogers Centre.

5 years 1 month ago

Good hitting first basemen are not hard to find. Look around the A.L, you have Konerko, Morneau, Teixeira, Cabrera, Pena, Youkilis, Butler, Morales, and future mashers Smoak and LaPorta. Oakland is really the only team without a halfway decent hitting 1B in the A.L (I have no clue why they haven’t found a better option than Barton). Unfortunately, after Overbay’s big year and subsequent contract, he hasn’t produced at that level again, and we were stuck with him at that point. I guarantee we’ll get better production from 1B going forward.

paorta2
5 years 1 month ago

His defense is worth something, too.

baseballz
5 years 1 month ago

I have to agree, trading our starting 1st baseman of 2011 is a sure sign that the Jays are not planning on contending next year. I just hope we don’t resign Overpaid to play first again.

eviola1
5 years 1 month ago

Omg. He’s a CF. Gose is someone that is coming way after the Vernon Wells era-we are not moving Vernon for years. That is totally different.

moonraker45
5 years 1 month ago

you’re 100% wrong.

Fullmer_Fan
5 years 1 month ago

edit: double post