Looking back at Ross Atkins’ history as a buyer at the trade deadline

Death, taxes, and good teams being buyers.

Those are the three things guaranteed in life. The Blue Jays since their World Series wins in 1992 and 1993, to put it mildly, have not been good. However, the Blue Jays have had three playoff appearances in the past six seasons with another more potentially on the way. This young Blue Jays team is just a few steps away from being a contender, barring a starting pitcher and a power-hitting third baseman.
While speculating which moves they will make is fun, this blog will discuss how Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro handle trade deadlines in buyer situations. This current management has made the playoffs twice since taking the reins in late 2015.

2016
2016 was a weird year, not just for a newly graduated high schooler like myself, but also for this Blue Jays team. While he left in the off-season, the makeup of the 2016 Blue Jays team belonged to Alex Anthopoulos. This isn’t to say that Atkins and Shapiro hadn’t brought in players. An important move before the 2016 season came in the form of J.A Happ, a somewhat surprisingly good replacement for the departing David Price. This is when I and maybe a …

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Author: Brennan Delaney / Blue Jays Nation

Raptors: Rumors suggest Kyle Lowry wants a trade to 76ers

Raptors: Rumors suggest Kyle Lowry wants a trade to 76ers

The Toronto Raptors might end up as buyers at the 2021 Trade Deadline, but they might decide to trade away one of the greatest players in franchise history in point guard Kyle Lowry. Given how well they’ve played without him in spurts and his impending free agency, a trade to a contender like the Philadelphia […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ

Raptors rumors: What does Derrick Rose to the Knicks mean for Toronto?

Raptors rumors: What does Derrick Rose to the Knicks mean for Toronto?

The Toronto Raptors should look to be buyers at the deadline, as there are plenty of quality guards, Detroit Pistons veteran Derrick Rose among them, that can pack a punch off of the bench. Unfortunately for Masai Ujiri and the Raptors, the rival New York Knicks might end up beating them to the punch. Rose […]
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Author: Mike Luciano / Raptors HQ