January 23, 2021

The Best and Worst Trade of the Decade for the Toronto Blue Jays (Baseball Essential)


Over the last decade the Toronto Blue Jays have had one of the most fluid and ever-changing rosters in baseball. The franchise has seen superstar players come and go at a regular pace but with no World Series titles to show for it. Some of the game’s biggest stars such as David Price, Josh Donaldson, and Noah Syndergaard were in the Blue Jays organization at some point over the last decade, but they’ve moved on to different teams.

The 2015 season will forever be regarded as the “one that got away” in Toronto. The team was led by dominating regular season performances from David Price, Edwin Encarnacion, and eventual American League Most Valuable Player, Josh Donaldson. Alas, that powerhouse Blue Jays squad was unable to surpass the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series and were unceremoniously knocked out of the postseason. Those same Royals went on to win the World Series that year, and many Blue Jays fans still look at that World Series victory and think “it should have been us”.

Over the next several weeks Baseball Essential will be doing a series on the best and worst trade every team in Major League Baseball has made over the last…

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