The Toronto Blue Jays have had a busy offseason.
The Blue Jays are ready to win and look to be the class of the American League East division, a division that looks stacked on paper and is sure to be a dogfight all season long.
And they may not be done just yet, as reports have surfaced of them attempting to land a star infielder via trade.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays have checked in with the Cleveland Guardians about acquiring Jose Ramirez, with the idea of him playing second base.
Rosenthal notes however that the Guardians are unlikely to move Ramirez at this time, as he is under club control for two more years and a combined $24 million.
Blue Jays have spoken to Guardians about trade for José Ramírez, with idea of playing Ramírez at 2B, sources tell @TheAthletic. Other teams showing interest in Ramírez as well. Still unlikely Guardians will move him. Ramírez under club control for two more seasons, combined $24M.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 16, 2022
World Series In Toronto?
Even with Cleveland unlikely to move Ramirez, it’s still an interesting thought as to how he would fit in with the Blue Jays.
They’re already the clear favorite in the AL East and adding a guy like Ramirez would only make it more obvious that they are the class of the division.
It wouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Toronto try to make another move.
They have the financial flexibility to do so and already have a great team on paper.
A move for Ramirez might make them favorites to win the World Series, even above the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Again, it’s highly unlikely that the Guardians are going to move Ramirez, but Toronto would be a scary team to face if a deal did in fact come to pass.
There’s still time for some blockbuster trades.