It’s not every day a reigning MVP gets traded. But when Giancarlo Stanton, fresh off a monster 59 home run season, was flipped to the New York Yankees on Sunday, the notion that players are untouchable was once again laid to rest. The blockbuster deal came at a perfect time with the MLB Winter Meetings set to begin. The biggest piece to the MLB trade puzzle is already complete and it shouldn’t take long for the rest of the dominoes to fall. Here are the latest rumours swirling around the trade market. Blue Jays among teams in on Harrison Despite adding middle infielder Aledmys Diaz, Toronto Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said he is still exploring options up the middle. Josh Harrison of the Pittsburgh Pirates is one of those options, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Harrison, 30, is owed $10.5 million in 2018 and has $10.5 and $11.5 million team options the two following seasons. His versatility makes him a desirable trade target for the Blue Jays. In last year’s all-star campaign, Harrison started 79 games at second base, 37 at third and six in the corner outfield positions. He’s played more than 700 innings in the outfield through his seven-year career. At the dish, Harrison slotted in the lead-off spot 29 times for the Pirates and hit second in the lineup on 77 occasions. His 2.6 fWAR was second among Pirates hitters, sliding in behind Andrew McCutchen. The most exciting part of Harrison’s game? He wreaks havoc on the base paths.
Angels, Blue Jays showing interest in Pirates' Harrison
Sportsnet | Dec 10