The trade deadline has passed, and the Blue Jays are… looking toward 2018. And, in a lot of cases, beyond.
But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot to talk about when it comes to this team. Quite the opposite, in fact! So let’s just go ahead and open up this week’s edition of the mailbag and feast on the goo inside…
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.
Out of all the underperforming Jays this year, which can we attribute to injuries/age, and who can we expect a bounce back from next year?
We’ll start with this one because I think it leads best into the discussions that will come next. The key underperforming Blue Jays this year are: Troy Tulowitzki, Jose Bautista, Marco Estrada, Josh Donaldson, Kendrys Morales, and Aaron Sanchez. You could maybe add J.A. Happ to that list as well. And Devon Travis is, obviously, a giant question mark as well. OK, so let’s review…
I think Sanchez will be fine, and obviously he’s just been derailed this year by a blister problem that will eventually sort itself out. No worries there.