As the GM Winter Meetings and big-name free agency near, the Blue Jays appear to be one of the more busy teams heading into this critical point in the offseason.
With a closet full of needs and only a limited amount of cash to spend via free agency, the Jays will more than likely need to get creative in their pursuit of players.
To go more in-depth, the Jays' critical needs this offseason are easily their starting rotation in which they will need at least one, and more than likely, two quality MLB arms.
Another need appears to be in left field as the club may not be comfortable with the platoon of Rajai Davis and Anthony Gose, as speedy as they might be on the basepaths.
A power-hitting designated hitter or first baseman is likely the last of the Jays' needs, aside from a manager, which is said to be in the pipelines. David Ortiz has already signed back with the Red Sox, so the best fit at that position is already gone, but GM Alex Anthopolous can still get creative to fill that spot either via trade or free agency.
Here's a look at the Jays' top 5 players that could be available for trade.