According to CSN's Dan Hayes, it looks like the Toronto Blue Jays are in on Jeff Samardzija as of right now:
Now the Yankees have checked in on Samardzija here and there, but as you know, the White Sox and any teams the Yanks will be doing business with this deadline are going to want Yankees top talent... Aaron Judge, Greg Bird and Luis Severino.Have heard #BlueJays continue to make biggest push for Jeff Samardzija and that #SFGiants have checked in. No word on any names. #WhiteSox— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) July 27, 2015
That brings me to my concern about the recent call up and then send down of Rob Refsnyder. It is my oopinion that that was a "dangling", if you will.
It was almost like a showcase, trust me, the Yankees do this often. I firmly believe the Yankees are done with Refsnyder, mainly because they need trade bait and are not willing to part with the big three. That being said, Ref is not enough to get someone like Samardzija to the Bronx... but Ref is, in my opinion a trading chip. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.
Cashman's gotta be smart here. I can't wait to see what happens next with Samardzija.
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