When you're in last place in your division and there's seven teams ahead of you in the hunt for the wild card, talk of a second-half surge and post-season possibilities borders on the impossible.
With the present little more than a depressing reality, the Blue Jays brass spent much of the pre-game media scrum with their vision of the future.
It was not an official running up the white flag ceremony on a season in tatters as much as it was a reality check.
How hopeful are you for a turnaround to the Blue Jays season? Have you given up on 2008? Have your say in our forum.
Jays brass concedes '08 a dud
John Gibbon's should still be the manager, (although, Cito is da man & will always be), in this humble Jay fan opinion.
Now, pitching hasn't been great, not not terrible either, but when you have Matt Stairs as the HR leader, and he's making one of the less money making contracts, i got to wonder on the thinking of long term contracts, cause they just seem to bite the Fans in the arse at the ticket booth...
JP, stop the pain, you let Reed Johnson go for nothing, and now he's going to the playoff's? how do u think this makes the sanity of the fan when u trade a favorite..he worked hard to keep his position, and you brought back the guy, who he replaced, that was a really bonehead move JP...
So no im not jumping ship as i have been a loyal fan always, but there are a few questionable decisions that we should have re thought.
Tekfu, 2008-07-29 13:06:40
Why give up? Why be upset? I think its better to have a "Don't give up!" attitude then just get all negative.
I do agree if JP does not meet his goals then he should go. But, I think he really tried, and on paper, he put a great team together.
There is something about sports in Toronto that attract mediocrity and its not just the players and management. It might be the culture.
Phil, 2008-07-15 10:59:21
We need to undue all JP has done and rebuild from the bottom up. We have no prospects, all traded for over the hill used to be good players past their prime. Doesn't anyone else see this??? Mediocre might get you in the playoffs in another division but not the AL East and let's face it, saying the jays are mediocre is being too kind.
FIRE JP yesterday already! 90 percent of the posts here say he has to go...
Bruce, 2008-07-14 19:46:01