What happened to the Blue Jays? Five key issues!

Mat TompsonContributor ISeptember 1, 2009

What happened to the Blue Jays? Five key issues!

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 10:  Jerry Hairston Jr. #17 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during their game on August 10, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City

1. J.P. Ricciardi

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2. Rios, Wells...

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    OAKLAND, CA - MAY 09:  Vernon Wells #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays walks in the dugout before their game against the Oakland Athletics on May 9, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

3. Injuries

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    TORONTO - AUGUST 6:  Home plate umpire Marty Foster lies injured, suffering a contusion over his right knee after being hit by a broken bat in the second inning of the Toronto Blue Jays game against New York Yankees at Rogers Centre on August 6, 2005 in T

Al East

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    BALTIMORE - AUGUST 31:  Mark Teixeira #25 and Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees are congratulated by Jerry Hairston Jr. #17 and Nick Swisher #33 after scoring in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on August 31, 2009 at Camden Yards in

Cold bats

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 10: The broken bat of Jose Bautista #23 of the Toronto Blue Jays lays in the infield during the game on August 10, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)