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article imageMLB Trade Rumors: Jay Bruce to Toronto Blue Jays?

By Larry Seely     Feb 29, 2016 in Sports
Toronto - Spring training has just started and the 2016 MLB regular season opening is just around the corner, but apparently not all teams are satisfied with their current roster as several trade rumors have hit social media this past week.
The latest reports have the Toronto Blue Jays looking to add another bat to their already strong lineup. If these reports are true, Jay Bruce could become the next piece of the puzzle as the front office looks to build a championship team.
With Jose Bautista in the final year of his current contract and looking for a big payday, maybe out of the 'Jays price range, adding another power hitter to the roster could help down the road.
Reports of a three-team trade would have Bruce going North of the border, Michael Saunders heading to the Los Angeles Angels, and Cincinnati likely landing a couple young prospects from Toronto and the Angels.
There has been news that the deal is now on hold due to medical concerns regarding at least one player involved, but with all three teams looking to make changes, talks could begin again soon.
The 28-year-old is the cornerstone of this deal and with 26 homers last season for a Reds team that struggled, Bruce could up those numbers hitting in the middle of a strong Toronto lineup. This deal would allow the Reds to spend money on other areas of need and give Los Angeles some depth in the outfield, a move that could help them over the course of the long MLB season.
Its not rare for teams to look for help in March and while plenty of attention had been made of this potential move, the Blue Jays are being proactive about their future and while adding another power hitter to their roster will help during the 2016 season, this trade could be the key to the next five years in Toronto.
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