The newfound optimism around the Toronto Blue Jays triggered by a season-best five-game winning streak proves that hope springs eternal, even amid the hard realities of baseball in August.
Fans on radio-call in shows pumped by the recent surge and sportscasters who should know better are calling them a contender again, a description that ignores the cold, hard facts the team is facing.
Streak puts Jays in chase
The only way they will make the playoffs in the future is if both the Yankees and Red Sox suffer injuries to there star players and miss alot of games.
New York and Boston will always have the advantages when it comes to signing big name free agents. The Jays need to draft pitchers because none want to sign as free agents with them.
When Wells, Glaus and Thomas all have average years at the plate the Jays didnt stand a chance.
Good luck next year Blue Jays, you are going to need it.
Chad, 2007-08-28 12:05:03
It's sad how, even during the summer, we constantly hear about hockey.
On CFMJ (640 AM in Toronto) they have a show everyday about the Maple Leafs and NHL hockey - even during the summer!
I love hockey the most of all sports, but people should give it a rest.
Back to the topic.
As long as New York and Boston are big spenders, Toronto will never be able to compete.
Gordon S., 2007-08-25 05:15:11
I guess there is always next year.
Jimmy, 2007-08-24 20:28:51
Ohh well hockey starts in about 5 weeks.
Go Leafs Go
James, 2007-08-22 23:16:46
Those are teams the Jays should take at least 3/4 but they split or win 1/4.
Lets look to next year yet again eh J.P.
Jimmy, 2007-08-19 18:53:07
And then you find out they are still only two games over .500.
I don't get this team at all. I think they are a .600-type team, but can never get more than a few games above an even record. It's the mark of a terribly inconsistent team that will be watching the playoffs again this year.
Ted Richards, 2007-08-18 00:57:03
CBS Sportsline says $10 1/2 million.
Gordon S., 2007-08-17 23:36:07