The rise and fall of 10 former Blue Jays
May 23, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Adam Lind (24) congratulates center fielder Carlos Gomez (27) after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Almost a third of the 2015 season is completed and the Toronto Blue Jays aren’t finding the best success as a team with their offseason acquisitions. Although individually, the team has seen MVP-caliber numbers from the likes of Josh Donaldson, the defensive prowess of Russell Martin, and the surprise of Devon Travis have been encouraging, the overall team results have been far from desired and the win-loss column reflects that.
Likewise, there are many former Blue Jays out there either exceeding expectations or falling heavily under the burden of new contracts. From guys we let get away to others that were shipped out in subsequent deals, former Blue Jays dot the baseball landscape with a mixed bag of results, some helping their new clubs and others, not so much.
So let’s take a look at how 10 former Jays are doing this season. Eight of these players donned Toronto’s uniform in 2014, so they are of particular interest.