The one true trade deadline is gone, and so are 24% of the players who made up the Blue Jays 25-man roster last week. Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, Eric Sogard, Daniel Hudson, David Phelps, and Joe Biagini have all been traded for returns that have left the fanbase divided, but that is all in the past. The trades have happened and no amount of fighting over them will bring those players back or make the return any better, so the most useful thing at this point to do is to discuss where this team will go from here. After gutting the roster of the 2015-2016 playoff teams, which were some of the oldest teams in baseball, the tear down is complete, and the next phase is starting.
The Rest of the Season
With Stroman and Sanchez gone, the rotation will now all be made of young players looking to make an impression. With Ryan Borucki going on the disabled list, the rotation is now composed of Trent Thornton, Thomas Pannone, Sean-Reid Foley, and Jacob Waguespack, all pitchers who have made their MLB debut in the past calendar year. One more pitcher will be added to that group from the minor leagues …
Author: Gideon Turk / Blue Jays Nation