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Looking back at the return on recent Blue Jays trades
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As we ponder the likely and impending trade of Marcus Stroman, let’s take a look back at the past two seasons of in-season transactions to evaluate where the Toronto Blue Jays find themselves.
The MLB All-Star Game has changed, but it still matters
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Looking at notable veteran-for-prospect deals in Blue Jays history
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A look back through the historical transactions shows a franchise that has mostly added veterans for young players, or at least attempted to trade present value for present value. There have been a few notable instances of trading for the future, though. Here are a few of those deals.
Which young Blue Jays will be a part of Toronto's future core?
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Players like Vladimir Guerrero Jr. are locks to be a significant part of the Blue Jays' future. But what about the rest of the youth movement? Who shouldn't you get attached to? Who is on the bubble?
Settling for mediocrity lowers bar for Blue Jays’ present and future
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Trading homegrown arms would add nostalgic layer to Blue Jays' rebuild
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It’s one thing to move veterans, especially those who arrived in Toronto as major-leaguers and were short-term contributors to the team. But it is a whole other level to consider the departure of two players who were drafted and developed within the system, and have barely reached their peak.
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Despite progress, MLB draft still lags behind other 'Big Four' sports
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The MLB draft has come a long way since a decade ago when it was held via conference call in the middle of the afternoon. Still, it lags far behind the other major professional sports in terms of fan impact.
Emotional stakes will always complicate Blue Jays' decisions
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s power providing optimism for Blue Jays' future
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While it is unquestionably still early in the season for the Toronto Blue Jays, there have been promising signs to provide optimism but moments where you start to dread things that aren’t rolling out quite so well.