Mets No. 1 among five most disappointing MLB teams as summer arrives
Implications on these teams as trade deadline approaches
Social media tells us there are huge numbers of Blue Jays fans that, at this point of the season, as summer arrives, believe this current team must be considered one of the bigger disappointments in major-league baseball. But that will always be the case when fans are so close to a situation, so emotionally invested and are able to observe warts, flaws and failures every single day – bad baserunning, continued frustration with runners in scoring position, plays in the field that should be made but aren’t and relievers that enter in key situations and fail to get the job done. Truth is that most fanbases feel the same way about their own team.
The reality is that the Jays are hanging in on a pace for high 80s to mid-90s in win total with a real shot at still being playing in October. Who would believe that chance still exists, given Alek Manoah’s freefall, combined with Vlad Guerrero Jr.’s struggles and the obvious bullpen inconsistency. Thank God for Jose Berrios, Yusei Kikuchi, Brando…