Trading advice for Blue Jays GM: Sit tight

Many teams has asked about Blue Jays No. 1 prospect Aaron Sanchez. (Veroncia Henri/QMI Agency)

Many teams has asked about Blue Jays No. 1 prospect Aaron Sanchez. (Veroncia Henri/QMI Agency)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:22 AM ET

TORONTO - What should he do?

“If I were Alex Anthopoulos right now, I wouldn’t do a darn thing. Not a single thing,” said an opposing general manager, who has more experience and more post-season success than the Blue Jays GM.

You’re kidding, right?

The Blue Jays need a prime-time starter to help them win over the final two months of the season to get to October.

They need an infielder to fill in for injured Brett Lawrie.

Do they need a third baseman or do they stick with the slumping Juan Francisco? Francisco was hitting .268 with 10 homers, 26 RBIs and a .943 OPS on June 5. He has hit .179 with four homers, seven RBIs, a .624 OPS and 35 strikeouts in 67 at-bats since then.

They need someone to replace Edwin Encarnacion, who is on the disabled list with a grade 2 quad injury.

They could use help in the bullpen.

They need Jose Bautista and Adam Lind to return to 100% health rather than limping around as if at an old-timers game.


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