With the trade deadline coming up at 4 pm ET, today should be an exciting day for baseball fans. Even after acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, LaTroy Hawkins, and David Price, the Blue Jays are reportedly still active:
However, it doesn't sound like they are in on the biggest name on the market:
In the past calendar year, Carrasco is 2nd among qualified starters in xFIP. Only Clayton Kershaw has posted a better mark. He is cheap and very controllable, so he should command a monster of a return. There seems to be a bidding war going on here, but at the very least I hope he stays away from the AL East division rivals.
The Blue Jays may be looking for OF help, and we are told to watch the Jays in this market:
Watch Jays on OF additions. @JonHeymanCBS says they were in on Parra. Hearing they also were in on Bruce, which is no longer possibility.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 31, 2015
Jon Heyman tells us that the Brewers wanted Matt Boyd in exchange for Parra, who has since been traded to the Detroit Tigers. Will Venable may make more sense as a cheaper option, or the Blue Jays could just call up Dalton Pompey already.
The New York Yankees, who the Blue Jays are chasing in the AL East, appear to be targeting elite relievers:
The Yankees already have Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller, so its bullpen could soon become absolutely outstanding.
Other big players currently involved in rumours around the league include: Tyson Ross, Jay Bruce, James Shields, Andrew Cashner & Justin Upton.
Feel free to discuss today's rumours in the comment section, and make sure to check for any updates!
The Blue Jays aren't interested in Ben Revere. The Phillies are talking to some other team.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2015
dodgers, jays, cubs the big three on gallardo. rangers may also decide to keep YG. al wc race wide open.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2015
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">hearing jays are moving closer to getting veteran reliever mark lowe. would be nice move for them.</p>— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) <a href="https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/627163439178379266">July 31, 2015</a></blockquote>
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