Marcus Semien played a pivotal role for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021. Finishing third in MVP voting with his all-around superstar talent, he is the only second baseman in MLB history to hit 45 home runs in a season as well as being a top-of-the-league defender at the position.
Replacing someone who provided that much value is not an easy task for the Blue Jays now that Semien has signed with the Texas Rangers. Semien leaving is a dilemma the team has been preparing for as they have already been in on free agents such as Chris Taylor and Kris Bryant.
Looking for someone to make up for what Semien brought is no longer just a possibility but a necessity for this team to do in some form or fashion to remain a top-level contender.
Regarding any of the trade options that are listed, below are players that I not only think the Blue Jays would be willing to part with, but also provide good value in return for other teams: Cavan Biggio, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., one of Alejandro Kirk, Reese McGuire, or Danny Jansen, second baseman/shortstop Miguel Hiraldo, infielders Kevin Smith, and Leo Jimenez, utility options Otto Lopez and Samad Taylor, and, finally, pitchers Adam Kloffenstein, CJ Van Eyk, and Joey Murray.