San Diego Padres: 5 trade targets from the AL East

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 17: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a two RBI home run against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JULY 17: Trey Mancini #16 of the Baltimore Orioles rounds the bases after hitting a two RBI home run against the Washington Nationals in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JULY 03: Ken  Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after the final out a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 03, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON – JULY 03: Ken  Giles #51 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts after the final out a MLB game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre on July 03, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /

Blue Jays

The Blue Jays are starting to turn the corner on their rebuild and have actually been rumored to be buyers this offseason.

There were talks of them being interested in Jake Odorizzi before he accepted the qualifying offer from the Minnesota Twins.

They’ve also been linked to catcher Yasmani Grandal early in the offseason.

Ken Giles is the only big-time player known to be available for trade this offseason, and he makes virtually no sense for the Padres as he’s set to make even more than Kirby Yates in his final year of arbitration.

The Blue Jays moved most of their trade chips during this past season when they shipped off Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, and Kevin Pillar.

One way the two teams could hook up is if the Padres were to deal Austin Hedges somewhere else, then the Blue Jays are at least listening on their two young catchers Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire.

Both are pre-arbitration players so the Padres could save some money there and get a solid catcher to pair with Francisco Mejia.

The Blue Jays need starting pitching and the Padres have a number of back-of-the-rotation arms they could swap for a catcher.

Maybe a deal sending Ronald Bolanos to the Blue Jays for McGuire could work.

But again, that’s not very likely and doesn’t really move the needle.

Next. Padres interested in Jon Gray. dark

Not a lot of great trade targets in the AL East, unfortunately, but let us know which players you think could be a good fit for the Padres in the comments below.

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