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Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Elements Missing in Becoming the Next
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For Blue Jays fans, there is no other franchise that is more frustrating than the Tampa Bay Rays

While the Jays spent the past decade fielding very respectable and competitive teams without post-season success, the Rays lay low in the basement of the AL East, happy being the doormat of the division before emerging as a yearly World Series contender.

"Why not us", Jays fans asked.

However, since the departure of JP Riccardi from the Jays' front office, new general manager Alex Anthopoulos has embraced the Rays method of developing baseball talent.

With a strong core of upcoming prospects and an aggressive drafting strategy, just a few things are missing from the Jays becoming the new "Rays" of the most competitive division in sports.

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