This hot streak of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s is good and bad news for the Blue Jays

New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays
New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

For Toronto Blue Jays star first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr., he has had a roller coaster season so far in 2024. Looked upon by his teammates to help lead the offensive attack, Guerrero instead stumbled mightily out of the gate. He uncharacteristically hit close to .200 while amassing just 3 home runs and 11 RBI for the month of March/April.

Guerrero appeared to have turned the corner in May when he heated up big time and raised his average by almost 100 points in the process. However, the up and down season would continue as Guerrero was back into a mini slump again for the first half of June. But since June 21st, he has gone beast mode in tearing the cover off the ball in his last 10 games. During his current hot streak, Guerrero has hit .429 with 11 runs scored, 6 doubles and 6 home runs with a whopping 20 RBI. He has been so good that some of his numbers from the streak put him in elite company with the likes of Reggie Jackson. This certainly looked more like the Vladdy we grew accustom to from his MVP-calibre 2021 season.

However, this hot streak could actually mean both good and bad news for the Blue Jays. The good news is that with Guerrero re-energized to power the offense, it may have come just at the right time to get the team back into the race. If the Jays can somehow manage to put together a win streak fuelled by the revitalized Guerrero, there could still be a glimmer of hope to salvage what has being turning into a lost season.

However, at the same time, bad news may be on the way for Toronto. With the team pretty much out of contention right now, a surging Guerrero makes him a more enticing commodity at the trade deadline for many contending teams. If the Jays do end up being sellers, we could potentially be losing the face of the franchise for good. That in itself would likely signal a long and unwanted rebuild ahead for the team.

Very rarely do we see the heart and soul of the team being moved before establishing any success with the club. But with the current dysfunctional state of the Blue Jays whether it be their hitting, pitching or compete level, a huge shakeup may just be what the organization needs to get back in the right direction.