The Toronto Blue Jays front office needs to do a better job fielding the best team possible moving forward and that does not include Socrates Brito or Alen Hanson.
The Blue Jays claimed their first series victory of the season raising their record to 8-12 after the first 20 games of the 2019 campaign. The team has played better of late but there is still some deadweight lingering around on the roster when better options could be had on the farm.
The Vladimir Guerrero Jr. fiasco continues to drag on and it appears that will continue while the team heads to Oakland sans Guerrero. The teenager will instantly replace Brandon Drury at the hot corner once he is promoted.
Drury has done nothing to help his cause or solidify himself a spot on the roster, the 26-year old is hitting an uninspiring .141 with 27 strikeouts thus far. Drury provides the positional flexibility but that may be all for not if he can’t hit his weight in the process, he is currently tied for the second most whiffs in the majors.
The likes of Socrates Brito and Alen Hanson still remain on the roster shouldering playing time away from minor leaguers Cavan Biggio and Anthony Alford. The front office needs to drop the dead weight and summons the kids from the minors and let them play.
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Brito is treading closely to Chris Davis territory failing to notch a hit in his first 21 at-bats as a Blue Jay. How is he a better option than Alford, put him on waivers and assign him to Buffalo when he goes unclaimed? Ross Atkins needs to conclude the Brito experiment and do the right thing.
Hanson is hitting .179 with five base hits since joining the team, I am fairly sure Biggio could match that stat line standing on his head. Biggio could benefit from on the job training at the major league level, especially in a season that the team does not have a chance to contend.
This brain trust needs to realign the roster and promote the kids that are deserving to play in the majors. This waiver wire-worthy, smoke screen being inserted into the lineup on a daily basis needs to stop. Do the right thing, Ross, let the kids play!