Toronto Blue Jays Rumors: 5 Whispers a Month Before Trade Deadline

5 Toronto Blue Jays Rumors to Watch Leading up to 2014 MLB Trade Deadline

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The Toronto Blue Jays were in first place in the AL East for most of the season, but the Baltimore Orioles have since passed them in the standings. If the Jays want to make the postseason, making a move or two at the trade deadline may be a wise decision.

5. Blue Jays Interested in Chase Headley

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5. Blue Jays Interested in Chase Headley

Chase Headley San Diego Padres
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The Blue Jays are interested in second base and third base upgrades, and the Padres are open to dealing anyone not named Andrew Cashner. Headley isn't the greatest option on the trade market, but he would be a solid addition for the right price.

4. Toronto Isn't Interested in Rickie Weeks

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4. Toronto isn't Interested in Rickie Weeks

Rickie Weeks Milwaukee Brewers
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The Jays are looking for better production at second base, but don't include Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks among potential fits. Toronto is looking for an offensive upgade, but also wants a decent defensive second baseman. Weeks doesn't bring much with the glove.

3. Jays are Scouting Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks
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3. Jays are Scouting Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill Arizona Diamondbacks
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Aaron Hill certainly isn't a gold glove second baseman, but he brings a lot of offense. He also played with the Blue Jays before, but that may not be a factor at all. The Diamondbacks are very much open for business, so a Hill-to-Toronto trade wouldn't be a big surprise.

2. Blue Jays Have Been Scouting Martin Prado

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2. Blue Jays Have Been Scouting Martin Prado

Martin Prado Arizona Diamondbacks
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The most versatile player that Jays have been connected to is Martin Prado. He can play in the corner outfield, as well as second and third base. He doesn't bring a lot of power offensively, but his versatility and contact skills make him a valuable asset.

1. Blue Jays interested in Jeff Francoeur?

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1. Blue Jays interested in Jeff Francoeur?

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Even though Francoeur is a member of the Padres' organization at Triple-A, he has a rolling opt-out in his contract that allows him to leave at any time if a Major-League opportunity arises. The Blue Jays appear to have interest in the veteran outfielder.

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