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Eric Thames: Ranking the Blue Jay Among AL East Left Fielders
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There is some uncertainty as to who will man left field for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012. With Eric Thames, Travis Snider, Rajai Davis and Ben Francisco all candidates to make the 25-man roster, only one can anchor left.

While the area out left at Rogers Centre may become something of a proverbial timeshare this season, the man with the inside track to start Opening Day is none other than last year's starter, Eric Thames.

The division's starting left fielders project to be Nolan Reimold (Baltimore), Carl Crawford (Boston), Brett Gardner (New York), Desmond Jennings (Tampa Bay) and Eric Thames (Toronto).

Here is a player-to-player comparison to see which teams hold an advantage over their divisional competitors entering the 2012 season.

The Blue Jays representative, Eric Thames, showed flashes of potential in 2011 but will be up against a tough group of veterans this season.

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