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
I can not say that for this years Jays again. J.P. Recciardi is the worst G.M i have ever seen.He has no passion for the game and is not a good Baseball man. Keep Doc, Alex Rios Arron Hill. Vernon is paid way to much and can't back the numbers,A.J. Burnett is a joke. I still can't figure out why David Eckstein was brought in. all in all the Jays going in to today had 65 homers, thats 35 less than last year at this time. It has been better with cito at the helm, unfortunately you need talent to go any where. For a season where the brass where looking for more offence, then actually have less. Is the season gone yes it was gone in April.
Marty S, 2008-07-14 01:28:37
2. Bring in a respected GM;
3. Trade AJ Burnett, Roy Halladay, Vernon Wells, Scott Rolen and Alex Rios for good prospects about ready to play in the big leagues (this would free up a lot of salary as well);
4. Sign 4 or 5 low priced free agents;
5. Bring up Travis Snider and a few other prospects in a year or two.
The Blue Jays need to get young and good. Rebuild!
gordholio, 2008-07-07 15:19:57
Trade Burnett, what a poor excuse of a professional athlete he is. He should be a 20 game winner with his stuff, not a 500 pitcher.
He is just another over paid athlete that just wants to collect his fat pay check with doing as little as possible to earn any penny of it.
Jays are done and will be every year that JP is still the GM here. His record speaks for its self, nothing more than a 500 record. He should have been let go a year or 2 ago.
John, 2008-07-06 15:02:50
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