Friday, April 5, 2019
How they were built: Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are a rebuilding team. But, they have made trades and signings throughout the years to improve their team. This is how they were built.
Jansen was a 16th round pick in the 2013 MLB draft.
In April 2017, the Jays claimed Maile off waivers from the Rays.
In October 2014, the Blue Jays claimed Smoak off waivers from the Mariners.
Drury was acquired in July 2018 from the Yankees with Billy McKinney for JA Happ.
Galvis signed a one year deal with an option for 2020 late this January.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
Gurriel was signed in November 2016 as an amateur free agent.
Hanson was acquired from the Giants just days ago with Derek Law and Juan De Paula for Kevin Pillar.
Tellez was drafted in the 30th round of the 2013 draft.
In July 2012, the Jays signed Urena as an amateur free agent.
McKinney was acquired in July 2018 with Brandon Drury for JA Happ.
On July 31st 2017, the Jays acquired Hernandez and Nori Aoki from the Astros for Fransisco Liriano.
In January 2018, the Jays got Grichuk from the Cardinals for Dominic Leone and Connor Greene.
Just days ago, Brito was acquired from the Padres for Rodrigo Orozco.
Stroman was drafted in the first round (22nd overall) in 2012.
Sanchez was drafted in the first round (34th overall) in 2010.
Shoemaker signed as a free agent in December 2018.
Pannone was acquired in July 2017 from the Indians with Samad Taylor for Joe Smith.
Thornton was acquired in November 2018 from the Astros for Aledmys Diaz.
Guerra signed as a free agent in January.
Gaviglio was acquired from the Royals in March 2018 for a player to be named later.
Luciano was selected from the Royals in the Rule 5 draft.
Hudson signed as a free agent a week before Opening Day.
Mayza was drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 draft.
Biagini was a Rule 5 pick from the Giants before 2016.
In July 2018, the Jays acquired Giles, along with Hector Perez and David Paulino from the Astros for Roberto Osuna.
Borucki was a 15th round pick in the 2012 draft.
Buccholz signed with the Jays as a free agent in Jays in March.
In January, the Jays signed Phelps.
In December, the Jays acquired Richard from the Padres for Connor Panas.
Tepera was drafted in the 19th round in 2009.
In November 2014, the Jays acquired Travis from the Tigers for Anthony Gose.