May 27, 2024
Trish Arab

Blue Jays Slump Two Months in (1 minute read)

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It was another heartbreaking series for Jays fans this weekend, as they blew the series finale against the Tigers this weekend losing 11-14 after a rollercoaster of a game in Detroit.

We are now two months into the season, and the Jays are in a really bad spot.  They are six games below .500, have a record of 23-29 and have a bullpen full of vets that is now considered one of the worst in the MLB.

It's been tough to watch, and admittedly, even if the game is playing in some capacity in my house (either on tv or radio) I can barely watch.  Times are looking very bleak for what should be a strong team, but something fans can hold on to is that fact that back in 2016 at this point in the season the Jays had an even worse record, and at the All Star Break got hot and made it into the postseason in magnificent fashion.  

There are lots of calls for Manager John Schneider's head (or at least his firing) from many fans (including me at times), but it's hard to say if that is where fault lies.  George Springer who we have paid a fortune for, and who was named league MVP the year before he came to Toronto, has never really met his expected potential and has been very inconcsent in the years since.  

There are moments of greatness from players like Dalton Varsho, Vlad Jr and Bo Bichette, to name a few (really, all the guys can be great; they just have a hard time being consistent), and all hope isn't lost, but the math is not on this teams side.  The week ahead sees them facing weaker teams, and therefore, the odds of wins are in their favour, but to realistically make it into the postseason, the Jays need to play at a 95-win pace starting right now.  Sure, it's not impossible, but I'm not sure I've seen enough from this team to believe it can be done.

I guess I'll just have to wait and see.