Our series of looking at trade targets from each team for the Colorado Rockies continues with the Toronto Blue Jays as we wrap up the American League East, the first of the six divisions we have to cover.
The Blue Jays are right on the cusp of making the postseason as they were literally in the playoff hunt until the final day of the season. Despite adding Kevin Gausman, who pitched for the San Francisco Giants last season, the Blue Jays have lost two big parts of their 2021 team in AL Cy Young Award Winner Robbie Ray (to Seattle) and their AL MVP finalist second baseman Marcus Semien (to Texas).
They will be making more moves when the lockout ends but there are some areas where they have log jams that the Rockies could use or there are some areas that the Rockies need to address and, perhaps, the two teams could agree upon a trade.
The Toronto Blue Jays and Colorado Rockies have hooked up for transactions fairly frequently in recent years as they have made four transactions between each other since 2015, with the most recent trade happening in 2018 when the Blue Jays traded reliever Seung-hwan Oh to the Rockies.
The biggest trade between the two teams is, of course, the trade that sent Troy Tulowitzki to the Blue Jays in 2015 at the trade deadline. Now that Jesús Tinoco has signed a minor league deal with Texas, all four players that the Rockies got in the trade are out of the organization, officially cementing the deal as a dud for both sides.
Let’s dive into the eight trade targets the Colorado Rockies should (or could) look at with the Toronto Blue Jays.