The Toronto Blue Jays entered the 2012 season with high hopes.
They generated plenty of optimism after posting an MLB-best 24-7 spring record, but inconsistent play and an abundance of injuries have turned a once-promising season into a nightmare for Blue Jays’ fans.
They currently sit dead last in the AL East with a 59-71 record and are only six-and-a-half games ahead of the AL-worst Minnesota Twins. This can be attributed to a brutal month (August) that has seen them go 8-19.
With the season winding down, Blue Jays’ GM Alex Anthopoulos will evaluate what he has as the Jays prepare for 2013.
Here’s a look at five players that will need to finish strong.