Colorado Rockies rumors: Are the Toronto Blue Jays interested in the Rockies relievers?

May 22, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Daniel Bard (52) pitches in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
May 22, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Daniel Bard (52) pitches in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports /
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Alek Manoah of the Toronto Blue Jays
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – JUNE 14: Starting pitcher Alek Manoah #6 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches in the bottom of the second inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 14, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) /

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For the Toronto Blue Jays farm system, they are a little bit top heavy.

The Toronto Blue Jays have three prospects in MLB.com’s top 33 prospects but they don’t have another in the top 100.

The Rockies would love to have the Blue Jays #5 prospect Alek Manoah as he would slot into the Rockies rotation right away (especially if Jon Gray is traded). Manoah made his MLB debut earlier this year and has pitched well for the Blue Jays in four starts. He’s got a big frame (6′ 6″ and 260) with three strong pitches and has no glaring weaknesses.

But if the Rockies got Manoah, the Rockies likely wouldn’t get much more than him for Bard and they would to give more than just Givens.

Some other prospects that are in their top 20 that are in the majors or close to the majors are right-handed pitcher Joey Murray (#17 prospect), catcher Riley Adams (#18 prospect), and right-handed pitcher Patrick Murphy (#20 prospect).

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The Blue Jays have the young players to get a trade done for the Rockies but it is just a matter of whether or not the Blue Jays are willing to part with them, the Rockies are willing to trade Bard and/or Givens, and whether or not the Rockies asking price is unrealistic.

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