Trade Deadline

Trade Deadline Action: Acquired Melvin Upton Jr.

The Toronto Blue Jays have officially acquired Melvin Upton Jr. from the San Diego Padres. Take a look at key components of this trade, as well as player and team reaction.

The start of the “Blue Jays Trade Deadline” action has officially started (with a bang, may I add).

This morning I woke up to this tweet…

And came back from work to this tweet…

In my opinion, I think this was a great trade. While Upton is not having an amazing season currently, he does have great numbers in the Rogers Centre. To clarify, he was with the Tampa Bay Rays organization for eight years, meaning he played against the Blue Jays several times in a season, let alone eight seasons. With signing Upton, we are not only signing a great defensive player, but also quite a good bat. I thought I’d share with you a little tweet where Upton does Pillar type things…

Upton, along with several other Blue Jays players shared excitement in this trade.

Gibbons spoke with some reporters about what will happen with the lineup situation in regarding Upton and Bautista’s role. “Upton will get first Blue Jays start tomorrow with Bautista at DH. We wanted to start him tonight, but are uncertain of if he’d get back tonight”.

Do you know what this means? Well, it means that I technically predicted this trade! See this tweet…

This is exactly the situation that Upton is being put in tomorrow!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this trade, either in the comments below, or tweet me (@aalyssacohen)!

Alyssa Cohen

Bonus: It’s now 11:30pm when I’m typing this sentence, the Blue Jays JUST traded Drew Storen for Mariner Joakin Benoit. I will be posting a Series recap tomorrow (Thursday), and on Friday I will be making a post about Benoit and anybody else we manage to acquire in the next 48 hours then. For now, stay updated on my twitter for all of the newest info on our Toronto Blue Jays!

2 comments on “Trade Deadline Action: Acquired Melvin Upton Jr.

  1. Neil Cohen

    You were up until 11:30 p.m.! Caught you!!!!


  2. Pingback: 2016 Series Recap: Toronto vs. San Diego – 07/25/16-07/27/16 « Alyssa Cohen: Toronto Blue Jays

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