Poll: Will Blue Jays Trade Aaron Hill?

Yesterday, the Blue Jays declined to exercise their options for Aaron Hill's 2012-2014 seasons.  While they will still be able to pick up the 29-year-old's options for '12 and '13, the decision could reflect the club's uncertainty regarding Hill's long-term future in Toronto.  After churning out a .286/.330/.499 slash line with 36 homers in 2009, Hill saw his OPS drop more than 150 points and his HR total dip to 26 in 2010.

Even if the Blue Jays aren't high on Hill at the moment, one has to think that the second baseman could attract plenty of interest if he shows flashes of his old form in 2011.  After this season, Hill can be retained for $8MM in 2012 or, for $16MM, kept through 2013.  While that's not exactly chump change, it's not an exorbitant price to pay if Hill can bring a 5.4 WAR to the table like he did in '09.

Do you envision GM Alex Anthopoulos flipping Hill to another club before this season is through?


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44 Comments on "Poll: Will Blue Jays Trade Aaron Hill?"


Guest
4 years 3 months ago

The Mets need a 2B. Think there might be a match? The Mets could use another power bat and although Hill’s AVG wasn’t all that great last year he still hit 26 HR’s. Not sure what it would take to get him away from the Jays though

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Guest
4 years 3 months ago

The Mets need a billion dollars even more than they need a 2B.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

No 2B in the system. Johnny Mac/McCoy/Nix aren’t viable long-term solutions. Lawrie is at-best a 3B, probably RF. So I don’t see it.

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cubs223425
4 years 3 months ago

From what I had heard, Lawrie did fairly well at seaond. Baustista has RF or 3B locked down, so I guess Lawrie COULD play the other, but if Encarnacion hits, then they don’t need Lawrie at 3B OR RF.

Finding an OF is easier than a 2B, so I think they should try Lawrie at 2B before anything else.

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4 years 3 months ago

Lawrie is not going back to second, it has been well documented. Bautista is in RF from now on too. The only internal thing that I see coming if Hill gets traded is either Hech or Escobar moving to 2nd and the other staying at short.

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4 years 3 months ago

Escobar certainly won’t be moved from SS anytime soon….

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4 years 3 months ago

Hech won’t be in the majors anytime soon either. I don’t expect that to happen but for Hill to be traded something like that would have to happen.

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4 years 3 months ago

Yeah, but if it comes to that it’s safe to say that Hech will be playing 2B. I don’t know much about his defense, but Escobar is one of the best in the game at short.

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4 years 3 months ago

I would say that the Jays would rather rid themselves of Encarnacion before Hill and use Lawrie at 3B, and Hechavarria at 2B if they moved Hill. Too bad they lost Emaus.

I would loved to have seen a Jays infield that consisted of Lawrie, Hechavarria, Emaus, Cooper at some point.

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BooJays33
4 years 3 months ago

that sounds terrible.

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gorlak357
4 years 3 months ago

Who would replace Hill? I believe they will pick up his options after the season and really just didn’t want to have another 10 million gauranteed.

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grant77
4 years 3 months ago

I see him going before 2013, but not this season. Alex is intent on building his own team with his own draftees, I don’t see many guys from the old regime sticking around for long.

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4 years 3 months ago

would be prudent of Amaro to inquire.