The Toronto Blue Jays need to cut ties and end the Socrates Brito experiment sooner rather than later as the outfielder continues to repeatedly prove why he has no business in the major leagues.
The Blue Jays acquired Socrates Brito from the San Diego Padres roughly ten days, and at first I was willing to see what a change of scenery could do for the 26-year old outfielder. However, it is abundantly clear why Brito became expendable with the Diamondbacks and Padres.
The outfielder is now hitless in 14 at-bats with seven strikeouts since joining the Blue Jays and has looked absolutely horrible on breaking balls, worse than Pillar horrible. Brito whiffed twice yesterday and once with the bases loaded in the 9th inning after manager Charlie Montoyo did not opt for a pinch hitter even though Teoscar Hernandez was available on the bench.
Brito failed miserably to increase the Jays lead and the Red Sox ended up walking it off in the bottom of the ninth inning. The outfielder owns a career batting average that sits below the Mendoza Line after 86 career games over the course of four seasons.
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The Brito era would be much better served in Buffalo for the Triple-A affiliate which would afford another promotion for Anthony Alford.
Alford connected for his second home run of the season last night and is now hitting .292 with eight runs batted in 24 at-bats with the Bisons. Alford does not come without his flaws however as the outfielder has also struck out 10 times thus far.
The Jays also have Cavan Biggio destroying Triple-A pitching early-on in his first stint with the Bisons. Biggio is hitting .417 with two round-trippers in seven games with Buffalo. Alford still seems like the likely candidate to replace Brito if the Jays decide to go in another direction.
I am fairly confident that Blue Jays fans would still much rather see Alford attempt to put it all together at the big league level as opposed to a scuffling Brito.