The Toronto Blue Jays are hovering in fourth place of the American League East division with a 55-85 record with 22 games remaining in the 2019 season.
Having lost seven of their last ten games, is it possible the team reaches the 100 loss plateau or can the kids avoid the century benchmark? The Blue Jays only need to win eight of their final games, a mere 36 percent, however, they do draw some worthy opponents in the final month of their campaign.
Their remaining schedule features all AL East division rivals including seven games versus the Tampa Bay Rays, six against both the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles and three opposing the Boston Red Sox. That stacks up to 16 games versus teams with records well over .500 minus the lowly Orioles.
The Jays lost 100+ games in their first three seasons in the majors from 1977-1979 but have not completed the feat since their inception. They have only lost 90+ games twice and not since 2004 when they went 67-94. This season should rank in the top five for losses in franchise history.
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As it stands the Blue Jays currently have the fifth-worst record in the majors only better than the Royals, Orioles, Tigers, and Marlins. If there is a silver lining in all this, they will receive a favourable draft slot in the upcoming amateur draft in 2020.
The current squad is chalked full of young players who have won all together through the minor league ranks. The new cast will not take losing lightly moving forward and it especially is not something you want becoming the accepted norm in the clubhouse.
If I were a betting man, I would suspect the Blue Jays come close to the 100-loss plateau but avoid it when it is all said and done. My prediction is they finish with a 64-98 record which would put them going 9-13 from here on out.