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 don't think we need a petition. :)
The owners and higher-ups with the Blue Jays will start to see beyond Ricciardi's excuses and see his record for what it is - and that the team is going nowhere with very few prospects.
I think J.P. will be gone after this season for sure (barring a miraculous surge and a playoff spot, which I don't see happening).
gordholio, 2008-06-25 23:40:13
Dave, 2008-06-25 08:25:09
unless they watch Little Big Leque to where that runt managedt he Twins after his grandfather died than maybe but otherwise. nope the Jays are finished this year
A hockey fan, 2008-06-24 11:10:54
The Blue Jays need a major rebuilding though and Ricciardi should be let go for sure.
They need to get in a lot of young players.
gordholio, 2008-06-23 19:32:39
Question, why does a 100 million dollar line up require a batting coach anyway? If these guys are that good they should not need a batting coach. What they need is a hitting 'consultant' if you will to study their hitting abilities compared to the pitchers they will face and give them a game plan. Lets face it there is a very simple strategy in base ball, "little ball" wins this ain't like football, hockey, soccer or basketball where one must rely on all the other position players. There is only one guy on the mound until the ball is in play. There is only one guy in the batters box. Get back to basics, throw strikes, catch the ball and hit it or draw a walk. The only thing easier than that is deducting JP the clown needs to go.
Mike, 2008-06-20 16:52:48