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  1. Toronto Sends: SP Cole Wilcox AA SP Cedric Flowers A+ SP Casey Queener A+ SP Chris Farrell MLB Dodgers send: SP Jon Lester MLB *Dodgers retain 50% of contract We have been talking with Sam about Lester for a few months now. We even liked him when he hit free agency but we’re unable to go to such a high yearly price. But, after a phone call with Brian Inoa convinced Lester to waive his no trade clause, we decided we would push in, adding a certain playoff arm to our rotation. Despite making a conscious effort to re-tool this offseason with some quality prospects (including Wilcox), we feel that the future of our rotation (With Velette, Wacha, Wilson and soon Mackenzie Gore anchoring it) we could afford to move 3 pitching prospects for a short term asset in Lester who will help bridge us to Gore. Wilcox is the big get here for the Dodgers, looks like a future mid-rotation arm if things break right, and we were unwilling to include him in many negotiations before he became essential to nab Lester. Thanks Sam and best of luck with the Dodgers.
  2. Jays send: AAA C Lance Hartgraves AAA RP Raul Leon White Sox send: RP Craig Kimbrel $1 million cash Our starting pitching has been as spotty as it has ever been this season, so we are going to try to win in the October with a bullpen. We aren't 100% sure how Kimbrel fits in but he gives us another power arm to add to an already elite bullpen at the cost of two (yes, young and controllable) guys who we're just on the bubble of making our team. Hartgraves was a guy who was always hovering around our 26-man roster. We desperately wanted to get him at bats but with Silva/Perez playing so well it just wasn't meant to happen. We liked Leon a lot this year because he had options so he could start in AAA and come up when we needed a fresh arm or needed an injury replacement — this late in the season those things are less of a concern. Thanks for the deal and best of luck to the Sox!
  3. Jays send: A+ 3B Nolan Jones A 2B Luis Garcia A+ LF Erik Hooper SP MLB Juan Nicasio Reds send: SP Michael Wacha MLB One of the Reds last solid MLB asset nets them 2 of my the Jays top prospects. As a few of you know, with Brandon Brownell's rocket up internal and external prospect lists, Jones and Garcia will likely be blocked in the future so we wanted to weaponize those assets to add a legit playoff arm to our rotation — someone we can slot behind Wilson and Wacha. And our main goal, like in the Chris Gray acquisition, was adding someone who could keep the ball in the park — Wacha has a .5 HR/9 in one of the more dinger-heavy parks. Jones and Garcia can easily makeup 1/2 of a future big league infield, but we had to become comfortable moving 1, if not both, to address a true need. And Hooper helped push the deal over the finish line, and get the Reds to agree to take on Nicasio's salary so we could keep our books on the right side of 0. We wish Jason the best in having to rebuild yet another NL Central team. PS. New nickname request for Matt, please and thank you: Wacha-Flaka-Flame.
  4. Jays accept! We welcome Jordan Lyles Kyle Wulff to our organization! Sico was stuck behind Franco and with Dougles, Applegate, and Dan Price all able to fill in at 3B in some capacity we were willing to move him. We see Wulff as a fringe future SP prospect if the control develops. For Matt: Wulff is in A and Sico is in AAA.
  5. Astros send: INF Mel Applegate - AAA Jays send SP Edward Cabrera - AA We haven't really rostered a backup SS all season. Dan Price was terrible so we sent him to AAA. Looking to acquire someone with a comparable bat to Price, with teh defensive play of Stephen Bell and Applegate seems exactly that. He isn't gonna wow anyone but if we have a SS injury he can play and hes a good backup 2B for the Brian Inoa haters
  6. I had to make a trade, it's been too long. Jays send: Rafael Vazquez A- Vancouver Dallas Beaver A Lansing Braves Send: SP/RP Chris Gray MLB - 100% retained by Atlanta Jays have a pitching issue and are hoping a low-risk option like Gray can help solve it. Gray has been in a long-man/starter role all season for the Braves and he has done the one thing that Jays pitchers have been unable to: prevent homers. We may rock a 6 man rotation to give him some AL East starts and see how he sticks. Thanks for the deal Brenton!
  7. Jays Send: OF Luis Serrano MLB RP Brian Wilson MLB SP Ryan Rolison AAA SP Pete Smith A Lansing Texas Sends: OF Ryan Braun MLB - retained 20% We aren't really sure where Braun will slide in, but with the versatility of Andrew Douglas, and the inevitable injuries of a MLB season, we were happy to add Braun — a bat we have coveted for the past few seasons. He recently added the Jays to a list of teams he was willing to accept a trade to, and we pulled the trigger. Serrano is a solid 3rd/4th outfield, and Rolison and Smith both look like future bottom of the rotation arms. Wilson is aging — but can still be effective for as many years as he has left — and with Leon, Vance in AAA and Walden coming back off the IR, we could move some MLB arms. Thanks to the Rangers
  8. Jays send: 3B Juan Francisco MLB SP Trent Hinton AA SP Lester Webb R Bluefield Marlins send: 1B Miguel Cabrera MLB (injured list i believe) (30% retained by Miami.) We have had 4 really solid DHs on our roster this offseason. Esteban, Montero, Franciscio, and now Cabrera. Cabrera is the most expensive, but we really like what his bat brings to our lineup. A potential 130-140 OPS+ bat. Yes he is aging but he is still very much a middle of the order hitter who can play out his contract with us at around 20 mill a season. Thanks for your service Juan, but we had to move you to clear the $ needed. Thanks for the speedy talks Ryan
  9. Agreed. A trade with about as little consequence as there possibly could be. We exchange a guy with a remote chance of making the bigs for a guy with a slightly less remote chance, at least in our eyes.
  10. Jays send: Eddie Rosario AAA OF Ernseto Fieri AAA RP Julio Teheran AAA RP Cubs send: Rafael Vazquez 2B (INTL) We were interested in dealing Rosario, and we have slight interest in Vazquez so this deal worked out for us. Still have to acquire some RP depth now.
  11. Jays accept. With the Juan Francisco addition Smith Jr was out of a role. We see Serrano as every so slightly better than Madrid, and we see Marks, Cabrera and Smith as all very borderline potential MLBers if everything breaks right. This frees up some $ for us to put into scouting/development. Thanks Hodges
  12. Well I felt obliged to prove Soze wrong, so welcome to the Blue Jays Juan: Blue Jays send: 50K cash Mariners send: Juan Francisco DH MLB We traded Montero for Smith Jr + Nicasio, so now we're trading for basically Montero 2.0.
  13. Jays send: Jesus Montero DH MLB Red Sox send: Juan Nicasio SP MLB (35% retained) Dwight Smith Jr. DH MLB We liked what Montero brought to the middle of our lineup, but Nicasio is a solid #3/4 arm that we need behind Verlander, Velette, Wilson and Smith Jr can do admirably in the DH role himself. This allows us some lineup flexibility, and saves us from spending a bunch of money (and a draft pick) on a free agent starter. We hope Juan can be 80% of what he was last year, and we hope Montero fills the big bat need Boston is hoping for.
  14. After about 1,000 trade discussions in 2019, the Jays and Reds made a deal, just in time. Jays Send: Dustin Pedroia DFAd 2B Reds Send: Silas Porter A+ CF Pedroia was acquired as the Nats needed to clear roster and salary space. We were fine with him as a Fan Fav and platoon 2B, but we also planned on potentially moving him if any okay deal we didnt have to retain $ on appeared. Porter is nothing special, potentially a future bench OF, but this also clears up 5.4 mill in 2019 space and the rest of Pedroia's future $ for us to continue to spend.
  15. The way we see it, is Nick Pickett is very much blocked in terms of cracking our rotation long term. Vance may not be significantly better of a SP option than Pickett, but we think he has a much higher upside and current versatility. If he fails to crack our rotation he can sit beside Klaas Bongers all season and learn from him how to become one of the Leagues best high leverage innings eaters. On paper, Pedroia is a lovey platoon partner for Brian Inoa, but we will have to figure out our best 26 man roster come February. Knight is a solid future arm but with Gore, Rolison, and now Vance, we have enough young pitching depth to spare him.