Detroit Tigers: 4 potential Robbie Grossman trade destinations
Robbie Grossman Trade Destination 4: Toronto Blue Jays
The Toronto Blue Jays are undoubtedly one of the most exciting teams in baseball, but most of that excitement comes from the team’s dynamic young infielders. Teoscar Hernandez is a quality big leaguer, and George Springer is finally playing on a regular basis, but Randal Grichuk, Lourdes Gurriel, and Jonathan Davis are all flawed players. Grossman would provide Toronto with another dependable top-of-the-order hitter to get on base for Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and his extra year of control would buy the Blue Jays some time to develop outfielders. Toronto is also pretty desperate for relief help, so perhaps the Tigers could fill that need for them too.
In Cisnero the the Blue Jays would be getting a power-armed reliever with late-inning experience and multiple years of team control. Toronto doesn’t have many outfielders in their farm system, but they are absolutely lousy with interesting young infielders. A 4th-round pick in 2017, Kevin Smith was a bit of a pop-up prospect after producing a 25-25 season in 2018. But he struggled mightily in 2019, to the point he went unprotected and undrafted in the Rule 5 last winter. But he’s having a spectacular season so far in Triple-A, batting .289 with 16 home runs, 11 steals, and career best strikeout and walk rates, all while playing a solid shortstop. Miguel Hiraldo is a sturdy 20-year-old holding his own in Low-A ball. He has a long way to go, but he has a chance to be an above-average hitter with above-average power while playing second or third base.