Angels Trade Rumors: Blue Jays interested in Dylan Bundy Trade
According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Toronto Blue Jays are monitoring a number of Angels players as possible deadline additions. Morosi notes that Dylan Bundy, Tommy La Stella, and Jason Castro are of particular interest to the Jays.
This is not the first time we’ve heard that the Angels and Blue Jays line-up as potential trade partners. We discussed yesterday the possibility of Andrelton Simmons being of interest to Toronto as well.
This is the first we’ve heard of Bundy being monitored by the Blue Jays. However, it makes complete sense as Toronto has watched three starters go down with injuries over the last two weeks. With the team currently in the playoff hunt, an addition as a starter would be a plus to their aspirations.
However, there is a potential bump in the road here in terms of a fit.
Bundy’s value on the market will certainly recoup a larger trade package than the Jays are willing to provide. If the Angels move him, they will be looking for a return that includes an MLB-ready starter, plus multiple other prospects. The Blue Jays aren’t really in a position to accommodate that price tag, given their current injuries and their desire to not burn down their rebuild this close to completion.
That said, the other pieces of interest may be more feasible options. La Stella, Simmons, and Castro are all free agents at the end of the season. As simple rentals, the returns won’t likely be as bountiful as sending Bundy out, but they make more sense as to what the Jays can offer the Angels and still maintain their own future.