After the offseason of change that the Blue Jays experienced, it is unlikely that they will further deplete their minor league reserves anytime soon. But with general manager Alex Anthopoulos at the helm, it appears no one is safe.
At the 2013 All-Star break, the Blue Jays are still fighting for their playoff lives in the AL East and have yet to commit to a trade deadline strategy. Are they buyers looking to sneak into the playoffs? Are they sellers looking to cut their losses and offload some salary? Will they keep their roster as it is and see what happens?
Assuming they make a trade, will they be trading major league talent, or minor league players? Will they be acquiring major league talent, or minor league players? On the MLB non-waiver trade deadline on July 31st all of our questions will be answered.
For argument’s sake, let’s assume the Blue Jays are looking to offload some minor league talent in order to add MLB ready players to their roster. Here are the Blue Jays 5 best minor league bargaining chips heading into the trade deadline.