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June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

Posted on: June 5, 2008 9:59 pm
Edited on: June 5, 2008 10:03 pm

...And I just won 80 bucks worth of bets from my friends. However, it's the most frustrating 80 dollars ever.

Yes, they Blue Jays are still 2 games over the .500 mark, and yes they have a very very easy schedule for the rest of June. But since the Jays downfall always seems to be not beating bad teams, that won't really matter so who cares.

I'm not upset at B.J. Ryan for blowing the save again (well I am, but that's not the point of this blog), it's offense once again. Now now I can see all you stupid Jays fans right now telling me "they scored 8 runs so STFU" but again, that's not the point.

It's what happened in the top half of the 8th and 9th innings that I really remembered why I bet against the Jays to win 90 games, why I bet they would not make the playoffs, and why I bet they would finish below the Red Sox in the AL East standings. I finnally remembered why. During this good stretch of baseball the team had played recently (without Vernon Wells, the most over rated player in baseball) I had sort of forgotten what was so bad about them. I actually felt a little worried that I would lose some of those bets, but I'm once again no longer concerned.

In both the 8th and 9th innings, the Jays had runners on 1st and 2nd with NO ONE out, and combined to score only a single run in those 2 innings. That is the exact reason why I will be 80 dollars richer come October, that right there. Joe Inglett did the right thing in the 8th by bunting the runners along, but Marco Scutaro and David Eckstein than both had a huge gag job and neither could cash in the runners. In the 9th Matt Stairs swung away and hit a ground rule double scoring 1, but only 1 which sucked because Scott Rolen would have easily scored from 1st had the ball stayed in the park. But nonetheless, you still have 2nd and 3rd with no one out. Absolutly no excuse for not getting some runners home in that situation, after you just failed in that same spot last inning. Pat Tabler said it the best, when you're playing the Yankees in Yankee Stadium, no lead is ever safe so pile on as many as you can.

It doesn't matter who's injured and who's healthy, there's just something about this team that makes them allergic to base hits with RISP...especially with 2 outs, and I have more than just a feeling it's the approach they have at the plate. Their leading HR hitter is a 41 year old journey man with a whoping 7 jacks, yet this team continues to have the "big inning" approach at the plate. The "lets get a few guys on than hit the 3 run jack" approach, and it's absolutly pathetic considering no one on this team has any consistant power.

I have completly lost all faith in J.P. Ricciardi and John Gibbons, and I did a long time ago. These two clowns have dug themselves so big a hole, the only way to regain any respect from me is with a World Series Championship, getting there would not be good enough anymore.

It's time to start over, right from scratch. I have no problem getting rid of any player on the 25 man roster not named Alex Rios, Aaron Hill, Dustin McGowan, or Shaun Marcum. No typo, that list did not include Roy Halladay. Oh, this also means getting rid of Ricciardi and Gibbons, of course.

There is no way this team will make the playoffs or be anywhere even close to making the playoffs until at least 4 years after these 2 guys are gone. Start the fire sale and try to get as many top prospects as you can...Marlins style. It's the only way out of this never ending process of mediocrity, since we don't have the prospects right now to give up for a Matt Holliday type of bat (thanks a lot JP).

Now let the bashing begin, but before that happens let me address 2 things:

  1. This is how I have always have felt, I did not just make this opinion based on the one game today. Today is the day I finnally blew up.
  2. If you do bash me, I expect to see you here in Sepetember when the Jays are way out of it and applogize to me. I take full responsibility if I am wrong, but I won't be wrong so we don't have to worry about that.

PLAYOFFS IN 2014!!!!

Category: MLB

Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 2:14 pm

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

The day I made this blog, the Jays were 2 games over .500. A month and a bit later, they're 5 games under, even though they had numerous games aganist bad teams such as Baltimore, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cincy, Atlanta, etc. What's even more hilarious, I said in this very blog that this would happen.

Man I hate these guys, at least they fired Gibbons though. That is just step one, more needs to be done

Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: July 5, 2008 1:10 am

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

It looks like you will be right. That seems to be the exact day the season turned totally to S***

Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: June 13, 2008 7:19 pm

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

I only ask for an applogy from those who bash me and my predictions. To "respectfully disagree" is completly fine since everyone is entitled to their own opinion (we do live in a free country).

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2008 3:37 am

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

I think only you will, and the season is far from over. The AL East is just stacked this year. For the record, no, I'm not going to apologize to you even if the Jays don't win another game this season.

Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: June 9, 2008 12:44 pm

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

I used to be one of those "bandwagoners" VCarter, but then every September when the Jays were out of it with 3 weeks left I had this empty feeling in my stomach. I realized I should stop lying to myself and face reality.

I will admit though, I was getting a little worried about those bets I made. I kept saying to myself, "what if, what if they actually do keep this up for the next few months"? Then this happened on Thursday, and I knew it was never gonna happen, hence the title of this blog.

Maybe it is a little over reacting, but I don't think so. Losing 2 out of 3 to Baltimore now, we will probably look back in October and say June 5th was the turning point of the season.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: June 9, 2008 11:25 am

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

Every year it happens. The Jays have a spectacular month and all the bandwagoners go nuts thinking it's a playoff time. I used to be the same way until the last  couple of years. Some of that is actually due to Andrew himself who seemed to be spot on every time the Jays would come back to .500. It's been this way for many years and I have no faith the Jays can sustain a winning team for long periods of time(Example, more than one month)

Until J.P and Gibbons are gone and Toronto gets someone who knows their asshole from a hole in the ground, the Jays will not be a playoff team.

Since: May 4, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2008 7:02 pm

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

Jesse Litsch I got no problem with, wouldn't really care either way. Vernon Wells isn't going anywhere because no one is stupid enough to take his contract, not even the Yankees, which is a damn shame.

Here's my reasoning on Halladay. He's 31 years old, and he'll be on the books for another FIVE years after this year ends (til the end of 2013). I really only think he has 2 years (after this year) left in him of dominant pitching. If you trade him now or soon, you'll be getting the absolute most you can for him, whereas if you wait 2-3 years, your value in return will be much worse. However that is assuming of course his production does dip a bit, which one would expect from a 34 year old who's arm is probably dead due to all the innings and pitches he's thrown in his career. Not to mention, it's not fair to him to have to go through a rebuilding process at this stage of his career. Let him go where he can win a ring that he so badly deserves.

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2008 11:52 am

June 5th, the day the Blue Jays season ended

If we dont get a big Bat before the all star break i agree we have to have a fire sale but definately not Halladay. He is the reason our young pitchers are spo good he is a great mentor. I also think we should keep Litsch because he is cheap and unless we can get an amazing young Bat or Prospect for him why not keep him.

Vernon Wells is the only guy id say we absolutely have to sell. If we could get Bill Hall or anything for him id be a happy man. If we could get freaking Coco Crisp for him id take it. Thats 126 million we could spend on something else like any FA this year. I mean i would take a crappy prospect just to unload that contract. We could have had Soriano for that type of money.

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