Holland is 2nd-year arbitration eligible and according to MLB Trade Rumors is projected to make approximately $9.3MM in 2015. This salary could price him out of the Kansas City Royals’ plans for 2015. Any potential move to trade the North Carolina native would definitely be seen as a sell high trade, in an attempt to maximize his value for their gain.
Holland, 29, has been as automatic as they come the past two season posting a 3-4 record with 93 saves, along with an astounding 1.32 ERA and 13.4 K/9 in 129 1/3 innings pitched.
The Blue Jays bullpen turned in a disappointing season in 2014 which saw them ranked 12th in the American League in ERA (4.09), and WHIP (1.343). With former closer Casey Janssen leaving for free agency the Jays have a lot of holes in the bullpen to fix. The acquisition of Holland would answer a lot of questions, however it will come with a hefty price tag.