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A year after a flurry of trades made the Toronto Blue Jays early-season favorites in the AL East, the Blue Jays appear to be looking to trade again.
This time, the Blue Jays aren't looking to make huge moves.
According to Scott Merkin and Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, the Blue Jays are interested in acquiring second baseman Gordon Beckham from the White Sox:
MLB.com has learned that the Blue Jays have interest in acquiring the White Sox second baseman, which dates back to last offseason, when the possibility of a trade was first explored. The interest has since been renewed with general manager Alex Anthopoulos intent on upgrading the position.
For Toronto, adding Beckham would be a definite upgrade. Here's how he compares to the players who played second base for Toronto in 2013:
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When looking at the numbers, Beckham has a clear advantage in average, on-base percentage and extra-base hits. Now, Toronto second basemen may have had four more extra-base hits, but they did it in 218 more at-bats.
Beckham would be an upgrade for the Blue Jays and it's a move that could be one of the final pieces the Blue Jays need to meet the expectations they had from 2013.