Toronto Mike

Jays in Trouble, But Not Done Yet

The Jays just took two out of three against the Rays and are now 8-17. That's a .320 winning percentage. That's not good.

I wouldn't bet my own money on the Jays making the playoffs this year, but there's hope. In 1989, back when I wouldn't miss a single inning, my beloved Blue Jays were 12-24 when they fired manager Jimy Williams and gave the job to Cito Gaston. 12-24 is a .333 winning percentage. We ended up winning the AL East that year.

It won't be easy, but there is precedent in Blue Jays history, and that was before there were wild cards. We no longer have to win the AL East to make the playoffs.


The '89 Blue Jays were a good team that needed a spark. The 2017 Blue Jays aren't that different from the 2015 and 2016 teams that made the ALCS, and as bodies return from the DL and bats warm up, you just never know.

Stranger things have happened.

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