The Blue Jays announced on Thursday that they had acquired Taijuan Walker from the Mariners in exchange for either cash considerations or a player to be named later.
According to MLB analyst and insider Jim Bowden, the Blue Jays will be sending a prospect ranked in the top-30 of their system to Seattle to complete the deal. Further, Joe Doyle, a Mariners-based minor-league prospects writer has suggested that it appears it’ll be a position player.
According to multiple sources involved on both sides of the #BlueJays #Mariners trade of Taijuan Walker….the #Mariners will receive a top 30 prospect from the #BlueJays in the trade.
— Jim Bowden (@JimBowdenGM) August 27, 2020
It sounds as though the player headed back to the #Mariners in the Taijuan Walker return will be a position player.
— Joe (@JoeDoyleMiLB) August 27, 2020
This isn’t overly surprising. Walker was one of the better names on the rental starting pitcher market and, given the fact MLB has doubled its playoff field this year, way more teams are going to be buying than selling.
The benefit of building such a deep farm system is that it gives the Blue Jays the ability to buy-in on a …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation