Blue Jays' Bo Bichette Has Shocking Comment About Coming Trade Deadline

When a veteran team reporter caught up with the Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette on Thursday to ask him "whether he’d be surprised if he were moved at the trade deadline," his response was quite shocking.

No. Not surprised at all.

                                                                              —Bo Bichette 

The Blue Jays have had an embarrassingly bad season, sitting dead last in the American League East Division, at 36–43, 6.5 games back of a Wild Card spot. Trade rumors have been circling around the team for a while now as we head into the final four weeks before the trade deadline. 

The biggest names, of course, on the rumour mill are Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bichette. But it's rare to see a star player (though Bichette hasn't quite played like one this season) admit that he expects to be traded, though the Jays shortstop wasn't shy about owning up to it. 

If Bichette is traded, this Jays fan sums up the feelings of most in Jays Nation: 

Bichette is posting career lows across the board this season, with a .234 average, a .285 on base percentage and a .622 OPS (78 OPS+). The Jays would appear to be selling low, though his first five seasons, including two All-Star years, speak much more loudly than the dreadful 2024 campaign. Bichette becomes an unrestricted free agent after the 2025 season. 

When the "For Sale" sign is hung out on the Blue Jays clubhouse over the next few weeks, Bichette and Guerrero would be the biggest items on the shelf, but there are a number of other pending free agents who could also be dealt, including Yusei Kikuchi, Danny Jansen, Yimi García, Justin Turner and Kevin Kiermaier.

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