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MLB Insider Paints Grim Picture for Toronto Blue Jays Regarding Stars’ Futures

MLB Insider Paints Grim Picture for Toronto Blue Jays Regarding Stars’ Futures
MLB Insider Paints Grim Picture for Toronto Blue Jays Regarding Stars’ Futures

The Toronto Blue Jays are already in bad shape, sitting in last place in the American League East just before the All-Star break.

And according to MLB Insider Jon Heyman of the New York Post, it could get worse. Heyman indicated on Wednesday that the team could trade key players like Yusei Kikuchi and Chris Bassitt at the trade deadline. He did say he didn’t think Vladimir Guerrero Jr. or Bo Bichette would be traded, but he painted a bleak picture there too. Heyman noted that the team and those players have never come close to signing each other and that he doesn’t think the Jays will be able to sign them before free agency, which opens after the 2025 season.

All of which makes you wonder if the Jays can’t re-sign them, perhaps they could trade them in the offseason and try to squeeze some value out of them heading into the final year of their rookie deals. Heyman said Toronto would do well to listen to offers for its two stars and that a team like the Dodgers could benefit from Bichette, while Houston or Seattle could benefit from bringing in Guerrero Jr.

Entering Wednesday night’s game, Guerrero Jr. is hitting .291 with 13 homers and 52 RBI. He has an OPS of .821.

Bichette is having a very bad year by his standards and seems less mobile at the moment. He is hitting .223 with just four homers and 30 RBI. He has five stolen bases.

The Blue Jays play the Giants on Wednesday night.

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