Culture of winning hard to come by for Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle. (FRED THORNHILL/Reuters)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:08 PM ET

TORONTO - Now that sifting through the ruins of the Blue Jays season has become a full-time job, a number of theories are being floated about.

We don’t mean the usual suspects such as all the injuries and the simply rotten starting pitching.

There has been talk about teams that have a culture of winning and teams having a culture of losing and you can guess which one the Jays currently reside.

It’s no brainstorm to realize that winning breeds success and the reverse is true and in the Jays case you have to wonder if they know just how to win, if defeat rests lightly on their shoulders.

It’s a question to ponder.

On the Jays opening day roster you could find six players who had experienced post-season play — Mark Buehrle, Maicer Izturis, Darren Oliver, Melky Cabrera, J.A. Happ and Mark DeRosa.

The other day we talked with DeRosa and Buehrle and asked them if they thought there was a different clubhouse feel being on a team that was used to winning and one that hoped to win?


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