MLB Rumors: Blue Jays, Cubs In Serious Trade Discussions

The Toronto Blue Jays have watched all their fellow AL contenders make moves, so the pressure is squarely on GM Ross Atkins to get something done before the 6pm ET trade deadline. 

Talks with the Chicago Cubs could bear fruit in a couple of areas. In addition to pitching help, the Jays are also said to be interested in the Cubs' versatile power bat Ian Happ. 

According to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, Happ's ability to play center field (among other positions) could come in very handy if George Springer's recent injury woes keeps him out of the lineup for any length of time. He's missed plenty of time since signing his $150M contract with Toronto in 2021, and some insurance for him is definitely a good plan. 

But the talks don't stop there, as the Jays are in desperate need of relief pitching, and the Cubs have some of that to offer as well.  

David Robertson could certainly be a nice fit in Toronto, setting up for closer Jordan Romano. The 37-year-old has rejuvenated his career in Chicago, saving 14 games for the Cubs. 

Mychal Givens is another option. 

Unfortunately for Blue Jay fans, the Los Angeles Dodgers, who have lost out on the Juan Soto sweepstakes, are also reportedly in on the Robertson/Happ duo.

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