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The Marlins asked for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in exchange for Christian Yelich

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The stove is finally heating up.

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The Milwaukee Brewers have made a major move landing outfielder Christian Yelich in exchange for a package of prospects including Lewis Brinson (their top outfield prospect), Isan Diaz, Monte Harrison and Jordan Yamamoto.

That’s quite a haul; so it’s no surprise that the Brewers had the best offer here. What may be a surprise however is what team had the second best offer. According to Craig Mish, that would be the Blue Jays:

This would have been a massive trade that would have shifted the timetable of the ceiling on the Jays’ contention window. It also shows that this front office might not be done getting aggressive this winter and that the team the Jays will put on the field in 2018 is probably going to be better than the one they have now. (It’s unclear if this evolved before and / or after the acquisition of Randal Grichuk.)

Editors note: To be clear, it was the Marlins that wanted Vlad, and the Jays with a quick no.

Let’s hear from the community. Would you have traded Vlad Jr. for Christian Yelich?

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Would you have traded Vlad Jr. for Christian Yelich?

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  • 3%
    Yes, immediately
    (85 votes)
  • 4%
    Probably, but that’s a hard bargain
    (111 votes)
  • 14%
    Probably not, but I’d have to think long and hard about it
    (383 votes)
  • 78%
    Absolutely not. I want Vlad Jr. to be a Blue Jay
    (2153 votes)
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