The Toronto Blue Jays made a series of transactions this offseason that completely reshaped their starting lineup. With all the new faces arriving in Toronto, there will surely be a few players extremely excited to start the season with a new team. But collateral damage is inevitable, and there are bound to be some unhappy players as well.
This list is not meant to generalize a player’s personal beliefs on becoming a backup, or doing the little things to help a team win games. The unhappy designation is simply a reflection on reduced playing time, or unique situational pressures.
The expectations for the 2013 edition of the Toronto Blue Jays are extremely high and a large part of winning baseball games is the culture in the clubhouse. Tumultuous teams with immense talent have stumbled, while teams with less talent (but players who relish their role) have succeeded.
For the team to be successful, it is likely that these unhappy players will have to find a way to succeed in their new role and not portray themselves as disgruntled. Regardless, here are five Toronto Blue Jays who won’t be happy with their role next season.