Even in the bloated market, Blue Jays can’t miss business opportunities

TORONTO – One year and one day after the Toronto Blue Jays took possession of their comfort zone, Jose Berrios returned to the hill on Sunday afternoon, sending his team to their 12th win in 15 games and another win in the series.

Sure, Austin Martin and Simon Woods Richardson influenced trading in high expectations at the time, but to get one of the available crown jewels during last summer’s craze? Totally worth it, even with the non-linear season of the ace right-hander so far.

If the opportunity presents itself, no one in the organization is holding back on that deal now, and the psychological improvement provided by Berrios’ groundbreaking film is worth considering as the Blue Jays headed home before the August 2 deadline of this year.

Berrios allowed one in seven dominant runs, Matt Chapman took a penalty in a double race while Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Pechett added the RBI doubles in the 4-1 win over the Detroit Tigers. The Blue Jays improved to 57-45, capturing the first wild card spot and are in a much better place than they were a year ago when they fell back.

“In the past year, there’s been a lot of passion and hype around coming home and the additions we’ve made,” interim manager John Schneider said in comparing the situation last summer to this situation. “At the moment we’re still a really good team, we’re playing really well at the moment. So (situations) are similar but you have a year of experience and a year of playing with this group and I really like where we are now.”

Piraeus added: “I came here for one purpose, for one reason and I’m thinking about (winning). That’s why I extended (my contract) for another seven years. Everyone is here (working) to make it happen and win the world championship.”

For this reason, the Blue Jays couldn’t suddenly turn more conservative in the market for sellers when Seattle sent three of its top 10 leads, including their No. 1 and 2, and another player to Cincinnati for the Lewis title. Castillo.

Compared to the cost of Berrios a year ago, inflation has been very inconsistent, the equivalent deadline for the annual change in your gas bill. Blue Jays are fortunate enough to have a farm system that can withstand high prices and they should increase their responsibility as much as they can, no matter how much they hate the prices.

A competitor evaluator, who detailed their roster and their chances, noted that this year is a bear year for the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, that the sailors are desperate, and that Cleveland and Minnesota are not on the Blue Jays. level.

“I hope they go for it,” he said.

To that end, the Blue Jays’ focus, according to another industry source, appears to have been on adding a starter and two relief pieces, with a slant toward the rental side.

MLB Network’s John Morosi said Oakland Athletics rookie Frankie Montas’ commercial market has been restricted to the Blue Jays, New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals and that the Right has another year of contractual control, making it more expensive.

Blue Jays and A know each other well by making a Chapman deal back in the spring, and one of the principles of trading this time of year is to only use your best prospects if an All-Star caliber player comes back in return.

Montas, who recently returned from shoulder issues, is definitely at the top level of a junior but his health is a question. It would undoubtedly provide a significant boost to their rotation, but there is a case to be made that plowing potential middle-class capital into the bulls may be more impactful.

The Blue Jays have been reluctant to make major investments in recent seasons due to the fluctuation in the Savior’s performance, but when it comes to pushing in the playoffs, the ball is often in their hands when determining matches.

For this reason, David Robertson of Chicago Cubs seems like a happy broker, offering experience, in-season performance and rental status to keep the price more bearable.

The Tigers have another rental on their radar at Michael Fulmer, but also some longer-range pieces that fit Blue Jays in Gregory Soto, Joe Jimenez and Alex Lange. Every test run is here this weekend and the feeling on the other side of the bunker is that some of their players will be staying in Toronto.

That didn’t work out and the Tigers would need to be tempted to give in to the underdogs after so many years of dominance after this season, because if they can soon get past the corner, they will be looking for painkillers like Soto, Jimenez and Lange to be in their hurdles.

Blue Jays have most of what they need and they are the final piece stage. Their current 12-3 stretch, following a 1-9 run, has highlighted what they can be when they’re at their best, and a few more pieces will make them even more powerful.

“We had confidence in who we are and we haven’t shown that yet,” Bichette said last year. “We know now and everyone knows what we are capable of. Certainly we are in a better place.”

Discussing what he loves most about the team’s final round, Chapman added, “We don’t just hit the lumberjacks. We don’t just go out and hit everyone. We play in defense. The bowlers give us a chance to stay in the games. Pauline was able to come in and shut the door. We’re just witnessing. A more subtle version of our team. Guys steal the rules. We move around the rules fast. When you have a bunch of different ways to win baseball games, it’s huge because you’re not going into October and you’re just starting to manipulate people. That’s when the promotion really shines.”

In fact it is, and Blue Jays already have more than most in this regard. But the team can never have enough share and can always solidify their bowling game, which even if the price is unpalatably high, is well worth doing when their list presents them with that kind of opportunity.

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