Toronto Blue Jays – Draftboard Update – 22/09


Man, this reverse standings race is truly a turtle derby.  I think I missed four days of this series and only one team on the list won more games than they lost.

Jun 11, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Maicer Izturis (3) scores a run against Chicago White Sox catcher Tyler Flowers (21) during the tenth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

That little three game winning streak from the Mets has put them right back into the thick of things.  Where only three games separate positions seven through fourteen.

I think we can staple the Angels into fifteenth place and anywhere from Seattle, in sixth, and above as unreachable for the Jays.  Fortunately for Toronto, after a makeup date against the absolutely rubbish White Sox, they have three versus both the O’s and Rays.  Theoretically, both those teams could be playing for something real.  Making the games far more important to them than they are to Toronto.

Of the teams bunched together, only the Phillies seem to have a bit of a punching bag with three against the Marlins.  All the other teams are facing either playoff bound clubs or those that are fighting for their post-season lives.  Should be interesting: