I wrote yesterday on the importance of the next few months for the Shapiro era rebuild because of how badly the front office needs to get a quality return on their three big arms.
Whether we believe the Blue Jays should hang on to one of, or all of Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, or Ken Giles for the long-term is moot at this point because it’s fairly inevitable all of them are going to get moved. To wit, Jayson Stark wrote today in The Athletic that the Jays could “aggressively” shop their two veteran starters well before the July 31 trade deadline.
Almost everyone is gone now from the 2015-2016 playoff teams. But the Blue Jays have already signaled they could be aggressive in trying to trade Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, who will both be a year and a half from free agency. And “they’re in the perfect place to move guys like that,” one of the execs quoted earlier said. “Their entire fan base is sold on the concept that guys like Vlad [Guerrero] and [Cavan] Biggio are their future. So they won’t even be paying attention [to those trades] because they understand they’re building …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation