Blue Jays season will be a bust if they don't make post-season

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out...

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes throws to first to complete a double play after forcing out Chicago White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie during the fifth inning at U.S Cellular Field on August 16, 2014. (Dennis Wierzbicki/USA TODAY Sports)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

A friend asked on the weekend how this Blue Jays season is going to be remembered if they don’t make the post-season.

Not well.

After winning 21 of 30 games in May, after being in first place for 48 days — as late as July 3 — it has to go down as disappointing if the Jays don’t make post-season play ... It’s 21 seasons, now, since Mitch Williams gave up the home run to Joe Carter.

Remember those gaudy Baseball Prospectus odds of the Jays making post-season play back in early June?

One day it was 78.9%, another it was 80.1%.

Now the Jays chances are down to 8.3%, an 11.9% drop from a week ago as Toronto went winless in Seattle and dropped the opener at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday night.

For sure the loss of Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Lawrie, Adam Lind — and Lawrie again — handcuffed the Jays’ offence.

The biggest addition at the deadline, Danny Valencia, has four doubles and two RBIs in 15 games.


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