The Toronto Blue Jays have gone 5-5 during their first 10 games after splitting a four-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays, losing two of three against the New York Yankees and winning two games out of a three-game set against the Houston Astros.
Yeah, a 5-5 record isn’t special by any means. The team will need to be better than .500 if it wants to compete in this division. But what’s remarkable about this start is that the Blue Jays have done it with several of their key contributors mired in slumps.
Before we move on though, keep in mind that it’s still way too early to be seriously concerned about most slumps this early in the season.
Certain players are notoriously slow starters and take their time rounding into form physically. For others, it just takes a while before their timing starts to set in. Some players could be coming off of injuries and simply need more playing time before they can start to contribute.
Now, with that little disclaimer out of the way, let’s take a look at the Blue Jays' five worst early slumps and determine whether there is any cause for panic or if being patient is the best approach.