The Blue Jays Trade Marcus Stroman To Mets

The Toronto Blue Jays were the buzz of the day today in baseball. Late in the day on Sunday, they dealt Marcus Stroman to the New York Mets for two pitching prospects.

Stroman posted a heartfelt message on twitter, and reportedly was not happy about heading to Flushing/Queens rather than the Bronx.

The Return

More less, the return for the Blue Jays was the number four and number six prospects in the Mets’ system, Anthony Kay (who was in the Futures Game and struck out Luis Robert) and Simeon Woods Richardson.

Here are some tweets on the trade:

Blue Jays Trade Sogard

In a secondary – and lesser move – Toronto also traded Eric Sogard right before game time today against the Tampa Rays. The odd part of this is in the middle part of the game, Sogard was in uniform with his Blue Jays teammates rather than just walking across the way to his new team.

Bo Bichette Call-Up

Finally, with Sogard being dealt; the Jays can use a guy like Bo Bichette. Indeed, Bichette will receive the call-up from AAA Buffalo. The return is a Player to be Named.

This gives Toronto three second-generation players in their lineup now between Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio, and Bichette.

Toronto is an interesting team right now in terms of the trades they are making and the young nucleus they’re acquiring around Guerrero Jr.