Article Written by Adam Corsair (@ACorsair21)
So here we go. Today is the MLB Trade Deadline with plenty of rumors surrounding the Jays selling off some of the expiring contracts, as well as being opened to dealing other players as well. Whether or not this actually comes into fruition is a whole different story.
Regardless, I'll be providing live updates regarding Blue Jays trades, rumored deals, and other trades that may effect the Blue Jays in their endeavors to compete in 2018. Check back, refresh, and remain on this page for the latest.
3:52pm: Fun Fact: Tom Pannone is from the city of Cranston in the state which I reside - Rhode Island.
3:31pm: The two prospects coming back are Tom Pannone & Samad Taylor.
Indians send minor leaguers LHP Tom Pannone and SS Samad Taylor to Toronto for Joe Smith.— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 31, 2017
3:26pm: According to Nightengale, neither of two prospects are within Cleveland's top 30 ranked.
3:16pm: Tim Brown of Yahoo reports that two lower-level minor leaguers are coming to Toronto for Smith.
3:11pm: Rosenthal reports that Joe Smith is heading to Cleveland.
2:30pm: Toronto is listening on Happ and wants a significant return.
If Jays were to deal Happ, they'd likely be looking for something "pretty good and close to the big leagues as a package" per source.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 31, 2017
2:24pm: According the Nightengale, the Royals are pushing for one of the Jays' remaining starters.
1:55pm: Joe Smith is generating interest from the Indians. Cleveland aggressively shopping for relief help.
1:51pm: According to McTaggart, the Astros are sending Nori Aoki & a Minor League player to the Blue Jays in exchange for Liriano.
Source: Astros are sending OF Nori Aoki and a Minor League player to the Blue Jays.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 31, 2017
1:46pm: Conflicting reports as Joel Sherman is reporting that the deal is not yet complete, but clubs are in deep discussions.
1:43pm: According to Astros beat writer Bruan McTaggart, the deal is done.
Can confirm Astros have acquired LHP Liriano from Jays.— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 31, 2017
1:36pm: Once the deal is done, Liriano will reportedly become a reliever for the Astros.
liriano will be reliever for astros, once completed— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2017
1:33pm: Deal is reportedly just waiting on a physical, according to Shi Davidi. Rumor is that an outfielder will be coming the Blue Jays' way.
1:25pm: Bob Nightengale is reporting the deal for Liriano to Houston is imminent.
1:12pm: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Astros are pursuing Liriano.
11:52am: According to BP Toronto, Cleveland and Boston have inquired about the availability of Bautista. Apparently unlikely to be moved, though. To boot -
9:18am: Not really a huge update, but I thought this was rather interesting -
8:09am: Contrary to earlier reports, according to Jon Heyman, the Jays are now opened to dealing J.A. Happ. It does not seem that they are actively shopping him, but it's something to keep on the radar come crunch time at the deadline.
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