In the very last moments of the trade deadline, the Toronto Blue Jays acquired outfielder Derek Fisher from the Houston Astros for Aaron Sanchez, Joe Biagini, and prospect Cal Stevenson. No matter what is the perceived value of those players, Fisher is now in Toronto and will play out the rest of the 2019 season.
Fair trade or not, there is a new outfielder that will be playing for the Blue Jays and will most likely get his longest stint in the majors in the short couple of months that remain in the 2019 season.
Since the Astros currently have a stacked outfield with no opportunities to make way for an upcoming prospect that needs some major league at-bats, moving on from Fisher makes sense for them and the Blue Jays. Now, the outfielder will get some consistency in his career that might do him good.
For a rebuilding team, Fisher might just be the kind of player you take a flyer on. Regardless of the price, his floor has already been shown as a “AAAA” player and it can really only go up with the opportunity that he’s going to now get in Toronto.
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Author: Thomas Williams / Blue Jays Nation