Blue Jays: Questions that need to be answered yet this season
Whether the Blue Jays can still make a run at the postseason or not, they have some questions that need to be answered this season.
In July the front office made it pretty clear that they’ve swung the window of contention wide open for this core group with their aggressive moves at the deadline. They acquired Adam Cimber and Corey Dickerson from the Marlins, Trevor Richards from the Padres, and Brad Hand from the Nationals, to theoretically boost the bullpen. The move that really cemented the Jays’ intentions as a “win-now” franchise was sending two of their top prospects in Austin Martin and Simeon Woods Richardson to Minnesota for Jose Berrios.
Things went extremely well for their first home stand that saw them finish 9-2, but unfortunately there have been far too many wasted opportunities since. I’m not at the point where I think the Blue Jays should concede the 2021 campaign with 43 games left, as they’re still only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot, but I will acknowledge that their chances are getting pretty slim.
With that in mind, in addition to fighting for their playoff lives I think the Blue Jays are going to spend the remainder of the season trying to answer a few important questions as far as how to proceed in the future. The 2021 season has brought many great highlights, but unless they go on a Hollywood run over the last month and a half then I think most people would agree that it’s a disappointing finish.
With that in mind, what important questions do the Blue Jays need to answer?