Are the Blue Jays Well Prepared for a Possible Rebuild?

Mar 14, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Anthony Alford (30) works out prior to their spring game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 14, 2017; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Anthony Alford (30) works out prior to their spring game against the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 20, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A Toronto Blue Jays fan wears a paper bag on his head showing the Jays win-lost record during play against Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 20, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; A Toronto Blue Jays fan wears a paper bag on his head showing the Jays win-lost record during play against Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports /

The Blue Jays season has arrived but not started according to plan. This week’s “Optimist, Pessimist, Realist” article takes a look at an inevitable question: Are the Blue Jays well prepared for a possible rebuild?

Only three weeks ago, fans and analysts were bullish about the Blue Jays chances of making the playoffs for the third straight year, and perhaps getting past the ALCS in 2017. Flash forward to the present, and the Blue Jays are owners of the league’s worst record and are also currently without Josh Donaldson, J.A. Happ, and Aaron Sanchez.

While it is still early to give up hope, there are whispers among the baseball world on whether or not the Blue Jays could become sellers at this year’s MLB trade deadline. Such a thought may seem preposterous given the high expectations at the start of the season, but could it possibly be justified? And if the Blue Jays are indeed out of the playoff race in July, are they even ready for a rebuild?

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