It was mentioned last week that the Blue Jays, who have a very legitimate shot at cracking the playoffs, are in the market to upgrade their team ahead of the trade deadline.
Specifically, Ross Atkins said that adding starting pitching depth would be the team’s top priority. And that was before Matt Shoemaker and Trent Thornton got placed on the 10-day Injured List. Now there’s an even bigger need for more arms who can eat up innings.
So, where can the Blue Jays find starting pitching? Let’s look through the handful of teams who might be selling this week…
The Pirates are the only National League team not in the mix for the playoffs. Everybody other than the 7-17 Pirates is within a game of a playoff spot in the NL, so they could go either way depending on how they play this week.
According to Jon Morosi, the Jays have shown interest in a pair of Pirates’ right-handers, Trevor Williams and Chad Kuhl.
These are the types of upgrades I would expect the front office to go after rather than a rental. As important as it is …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation