2 Toronto Blue Jays Most Likely to be Traded

Along with browsing the free agent market the Toronto Blue Jays have been busy talking potential trade candidates with other teams. There's been dialogue with a number of clubs including the Miami Marlins and it appears at least one Blue Jays catcher will be used as an asset in any deal. 

Toronto has been in contact with several teams and there's no doubt Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro will be busy trying to upgrade the roster for next season. Moving in means moving out and the Blue Jays are going to be forced to part ways with a player they like and someone talented off their roster. 

2 Blue Jays who could be saying their goodbyes this winter:

Alejandro Kirk: The Blue Jays have one of the best catching trios in the league and Kirk is a big part of the group. Throw in the fact he's the youngest at 22, and there's a ton of interest league wide in acquiring Kirk, who has 189 career at bats under his belt. Toronto is going to have to make several moves this offseason and while fans will hate seeing the talented catcher and loveable personality leave town, he's their best asset at a position of depth. It's a no brainer to move Kirk out and Jays fans hope management can maximize the return. But don't worry Jays fans, more talent is on the way behind the plate.

Randal Grichuk: In 2021 the veteran outfielder hit .241 with 22 HR and 81 RBI. It was a solid year for Grichuk who was in a spot to lose some playing time when the Blue Jays signed George Springer to a massive contract. Now he's looking at a potential trade as Toronto's management will receive calls on the versatile outfielder and it may be a blessing in disguise as the team could use a younger option to add to their mix of veterans. 

Management is trying hard to upgrade third base, their rotation and their bullpen while also worrying about signing Steven Matz, Robbie Ray and Marcus Semien. If Toronto can hold on to two of their key free agents it's likely Matz and Semien. Ray is going to make an absolute boat load of money and he'll have all the resources to get his pants as tight as possible for his next start. One that's likely not in Blue Jays colors. 

Expect a trade or two from the Blue Jays before Christmas as management tries to push their club over the hump. From the sounds of it these two players are part of the packages being offered. 

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