Blue Jays Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Jun 6, 2024; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) hits a three run home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

After making a stunning reveal this week, Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. might find himself in an interesting position. The former Home Run Derby Champion told a reporter that he was “open” to the idea of potentially being traded. Not only that, he’s open to the idea of potentially being dealt to the New York Yankees.

The Blue Jays and Yankees are American League East rivals. But the Blue Jays are in last place and the Yankees own the AL’s best record. New York could come calling for Guerrero, and if they do, Vladdy is not entirely upset at the thought.

Reporter Mike Rodriguez posted an interview Guerrero had with Virus Deportivo on Monday night.

Guerrero recalled comments he made about the Yankees, saying he would never want to go there. But his stance has been “softened,” as ESPN wrote.

“Sometimes one says things. It is not that I am trying to take back what I said about the Yankees,” Guerrero said via ESPN. “But this is a business. I sat down and spoke with my dad and my family, and this is a business. And I said I would never again talk about this topic and lots of people have asked me about it.”

It’s important to note that the Jays and the Yankees have no framework currently for a trade. Intra-division trades are pretty rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen either. That’s just where we reside.

Guerrero is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero, a former MVP winner and one of the best outfielders of his generation. But with the Blue Jays in last place, we’ll see how long his son remains in Toronto.

[Mike Deportes]

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