Marcus Stroman Rumors: 3 monstrous trade packages to land Cubs star

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Marcus Stroman rumors: A Blue Jays-Cubs trade package

There were some rumors the Blue Jays sniffed around about a possible Stroman reunion in Toronto. That still seems unlikely given how Stroman left things with front office executive Ross Atkins, but let’s not completely rule out the possibility. The Jays need starting pitching, and Atkins is professional enough to realize when he was wrong, and move forward.

In a similar setup to the Braves trade, the Blue Jays would receive their former ace and Fulmer for a prospect-laden package. While they will hold onto top overall prospect Ricky Tiedemann, who is ranked in the top-100, Barriera is their 2022 first-round pick, and just 19 years of age. He projects to be a frontline starter should he continue to develop at this rate.

Barger and Robberse are closing in on the majors, with the former as the higher-ranked prospect in the Jays system. He has adjusted well to Triple-A Buffalo. Robberse, meanwhile, has an ERA just over four in Double-A.

As for Meza, he’s an 18-year-old flyer, and a catcher who could develop at a different position.