Even in a rebuilding year with lowered expectations, the 2019 season has been filled with disappointment for Blue Jays fans. What are some of the biggest let-downs?
We knew we were in for a season that had the potential to be very difficult for the Blue Jays and their fans. To be fair, we had a nice little run there for a few years, and that recent success doesn’t make it any easier to get used to watching a rebuilding squad.
All that said, I would argue that this season has gone far worse than anticipated so far, even with the lowered expectations that come with a rebuild. The team has battled injuries, especially to their starting rotation, and have been looking for a trio of outfielders to grab ahold of the job since Opening Day.
There have been some positives to be sure, but overall I would say that this season has been a disappointment so far. The good news is that there is plenty of time to change the narrative of the 2019 campaign, as we’re not even at the All-Star break yet, and hopefully salvage some more wins and a lot more player development out of this season.
In order to do that, the Blue Jays will hope for better luck in a wide range of categories on the field. In particular, they’ll hope for a different story from their biggest areas of disappointment so far, and realistically, it won’t be hard to at least improve on what’s happened in the first half.
Here are some of the biggest reasons for disappointment with Canada’s only baseball team thus far.