2 Blue Jays players who've earned more playing time, 1 who deserves less

Baseball is a results-oriented business and some Blue Jays players are proving themselves worthy
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The Blue Jays have undergone a tremendously turbulent start to the 2024 campaign. Still only a week into regular season action, it cannot be overstated how important a strong start is for a club that resides in the (once again) hyper-competitive AL East. Sitting within spitting distance of the New York Yankees for first place, the Blue Jays can’t leave anything to chance. The pitching has been fine even if it absorbed some early-season injury concerns. On the other hand, this offense hasn't really been able to hold a candle to the Tampa and Houston pitching staffs they have faced in the batch of games.

Of course, it's very early and the early trends can still evolve as the long season winds on. We are still barely 5% of the way through the season with so many other variables to consider. Players will get hot and others will cool off, but leave it to the underwhelming Blue Jays to get no-hit by a pitcher making his eighth career start in the major leagues. It couldn't have happened to a more talented group of offensive players!

Eight games into this most consequential season, there are plenty of dynamics to observe as some players are clearly proving themselves worthy of more playing time and others are not. With that in mind, let's take a look at two players who have earned their spot and one who has most certainty not, shall we?