MLB Trade Rumors: Top 3 Landing Spots For Bo Bichette


It sounds like a tear-it-all-down plan, but the Toronto Blue Jays are said to be considering trades this summer of the two faces of the franchise, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette.

Bichette, a two-time All-Star, is having the worst season of his career thus far, batting just .233 with only three home runs. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old shortstop is just entering the prime of his career, and has batted over .300 in three of his five previous major-league seasons, while being in the .290s in the other two, not to mention a career .820 OPS before this season. It's only a matter of time before he figures it out and gets back on track. 

And you can bet that there are a number of teams out there that would be willing to take that bet as well, as All-Star shortstops don't come up for auction on the trade market all that often. 

If the Blue Jays do decide to take that big leap and make Bichette available, here are three teams that could be head of the class as prime destinations:

San Francisco Giants

This fits in so many ways. The Giants have been trying to land a "superstar" for years now in free agency, but have been repeatedly scorned. How about going the trade route for a currently distressed asset? The Giants have been running with a rookie, Marco Luciano at short while the anemic-hitting Nick Ahmed has been on the IL. The team sits near the bottom of the league in every offensive category from their shortstops, including zero home runs. You can bet they would love to get their hands on Bichette.

Cleveland Guardians

Not seen as a team that would be paying a massive long-term contract to Bichette when he comes due, he still has one more year under contract after this one, and if and when he regains his form, would be a huge boost to the Guards at short, a position where they currently have the 3rd-worst OPS and Slugging pct. in all of baseball. For a team with designs on a division title (they are tops in the AL Central at 33-17) they will need to upgrade themselves at this keystone position. 

Detroit Tigers

This is a team that fancies itself as a potential contender in the near future, but they could use a big-time offensive boost to make that happen. Sure, they have Javy Baez currently at short... But... hey, it's Javy Baez, who has struggled to stay above the Mendoza Line these last two years. If necessary, one of Baez or Bichette could move to second or third base. 

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