20 Things: The Ken Giles conundrum

Welcome to Blue Jays Nation’s Season In Review. Instead of doing boring-ass, standard player-by-player reviews or handing out some arbitrary report cards, I’m going to talk about 20 things that are on my mind heading into 2020. Today, we have whether or not to trade Ken Giles. 

We all expected a blow-up at the 2019 trade deadline. Whether we wanted it or not, we all knew deep down that it was coming.
The Blue Jays had three veteran pitchers with two years of control left who seemingly didn’t align with the team’s future contention window. There were two key pieces of the 2015 and 2016 playoff runs, Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, and a reclamation project from the Roberto Osuna trade, Ken Giles.
The trade deadline came and went and Stroman, who was enjoying a bounce-back season, was dealt to the New York Mets for a couple of pitching prospects, and Sanchez, who has statistically one of the worst starters in baseball was sent to the Houston Astros for reclamation project Derek Fisher. Giles was the only one who remained a Blue Jay after the deadline.
Make no mistake, the Blue Jays certainly wanted to trade Giles. Since getting a new …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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