Nobody expected the 2013 Toronto Blue Jays to be perfect. But compared to the teams the Blue Jays have fielded recently, they were close enough as far as fans were concerned.
Before the season, critics would tell you that the Blue Jays had flaws in their lineup. Although fans did not want to hear it, the fact of the matter was that much of their improved lineup came from a struggling 2012 Miami Marlins team that attempted to buy themselves a winning team the year before. The list of teams that have tried to buy themselves a championship and fallen short is lengthy in every sport.
Although optimism was high, there was still the chance they could fall flat. Which is exactly what happened.
But why? What are the flaws in the Blue Jays lineup that have contributed to the slow start this season?
Here are five flaws that are already being exposed. Some of them were concerns when the season began, and some have been developing problems over the first month of the season.
Statistics courtesy of baseball-reference.com