The Toronto Blue Jays were able to get some moves done ahead of the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline and will hope they can push them into a position to contend.
It’s true when they say that you never know what to expect in a shortened season because if you asked Toronto Blue Jays fans they would not have expected to see them as buyers at the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline.
The 60-game season presented a challenge to a lot of front offices to decide earlier than usual whether it was worth investing in this season. Based on how the Blue Jays started, it would have been tough to justify making additions but after a great stretch, there seemed to be a clear directive. Add without giving up the farm if possible.
"“It was extremely productive,” general manager Ross Atkins told reporters. “We feel we made the Major League team better (and) we’ve added to the organization without subtracting too much.”"
The team was able to add some stable depth to the pitching staff with Robbie Ray, Ross Stripling and you can also add Taijuan Walker to the list since it was a recent addition. The team also made sure to add a more dependable infielder in Jonathan Villar.
Here is a look at the trades made and what each player brings to the roster. We won’t include Walker since we broke down the trade here.