The Blue Jays took two out of three from the Texas Rangers, have won five of their last six games, and are now setting their sites on the Cincinnati Reds as they continue to get back to full health and into the playoff race. Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson returned to the club over the weekend. J.A. Happ is next (he’s starting Tuesday) and Francisco Liriano shouldn’t be far behind.
Are there trades on the horizon? Good trades? Trades to make the 2017 Blue Jays better? For once, we’ve got a mailbag with questions like that, and not about blowing the whole damn team up! So let’s savour this moment of optimism as we take yet another dip into the ol’ mailbag…
If you have a Blue Jays question you’d like me to tackle for next week, be sure to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, I have not read any of Griff’s answers.
When healthy would you immediately slot Pompey in above Zeke’s Thunder in LF? Great nickname, unfortunately not quite great player.
Well, it’s easy to pick on ol’ Zeke right now, given that he has just three hits in his last 43 plate appearances. But you’re not wrong that he’s not been able to build on a very small sample of playoff success last season and turn himself into an everyday player. Shocking, I know!