Hot Takes From the Farm: Week Fifteen

So. Ten days. We are in the midst of the third and final system-altering event of the summer (June draft, J2 signing day, and trade deadline) and while we await news as fans, a few players in the system do as well. For example, we’re all on Bo Watch including Bo. It’s fair to guess that the only thing in the way of a promotion is the continued productivity of Eric Sogard and Freddy Galvis. Within the next ten says it’s a near certainty one (at least) of those will be dealt (my guess is Galvis) in order to open a full time role for Bichette in the majors. In any case, the situation illustrates one aspect of why the deadline is a system-wide event, or at least has the potential to be. Sure you are acquiring (or dealing, depending on the standings) fresh talent but also, it has the potential to clear up blockages for promotions. For example, if Kevin Smith hadn’t struggled all year, a Bichette promotion would almost surely have led to a Smith promotion. Some of those things have not gone as planned (Sean Reid-Foley is a great example) so perhaps the …

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Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation

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