Randall Grichuk Trade

Friday, January 19 2018 @ 04:21 PM EST

Contributed by: Gerry

The Jays have acquired Randall Grichuk from the Cardinals for Conner Greene and Dominic Leone.

Grichuk is a 26 year old who has three and a half years to major league experience. By WAR last year was Grichuk's worst, his WAR was 1.4 vs. 2.2 and 3.1 previously. By dealing Leone the Jays are dealing from depth, especially with the Albuquerque signing yesterday. Greene could be a good starter or could be a reliever. The Jays trade a prospect whose future is uncertain for an outfielder whose future performance is uncertain. Could this be called a challenge trade?

Grichuk will be paid $2.6M this year, his first year of arbitration. Leone will make $1.1M in 2018 so this is a $1.5M hit to the Jays budget.