By Melissa Couto, The Canadian Press, July 24, 2017
Young, controllable talent the ideal target with trade deadline a week away
The Toronto Blue Jays will be looking for one particular thing at this year’s trade deadline: young, controllable talent that can impact the team next season.
Toronto general manager Ross Atkins repeated some version of that mantra multiple times during a media session at Rogers Centre Monday, exactly one week before MLB’s July 31 trade deadline.
With the Blue Jays struggling at the bottom of the American League East, Atkins admitted that the window for a third straight playoff appearance for his squad is dwindling fast.