We have an off-day, and there isn’t anything I want to talk about with the Jays at the moment (every none and then I think I’ve said everything there is to say about the Jays, and then, after a few days, it seems to open up again).
After two weeks of George Springer being the player of the week, the Jays have the AL player of the week again:
Te week’s brightest star @TeoscarH is your AL Player of the Week – the third consecutive by a Blue Jay! pic.twitter.com/XF9QBYCiFN
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 16, 2021
Which leads to the topic I was going to suggest for the thread. A while ago, Matt suggested an off-season series of posts on the best trades in Blue Jays history, so I thought I’d ask for suggestions for the best trades in Blue Jays history.
I’m thinking the trade that brought us Teoscar has to be on the list.
Teoscar Hernandez came to us in trade, along with Nori Aoki, from the Astros, for Francisco Liriano. The trade came at the deadline in 2017. We were a bit short of outfielders, and they decided Aoki could hold a spot for the rest of the season. He couldn’t.
Teoscar seemed like a throw-in or a lottery ticket. If it was, the ticket paid off big. In this fifth season with the team, he has run up 6.8 bWAR in 433 games.
Liriano pitched in 20 games for the Astros, putting up a 4.40 ERA in 14.1 innings. But he pitched in 5 games in their playoff run, and they won the World Series, so they likely aren’t complaining too too much.
Anyway, share your suggestion for the best trades in Blue Jays history. And, during the off-season, we’ll do a series of posts counting off the top 20 during the off-season.
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