- Pitching - Surprise! The pitching is the main issue. Sure the loss of BJ Ryan is a major factor, but the biggest factor is that beyond Roy Halladay, no other starter seems to be able to go past the fifth inning (I realize that Ohka went into the eighth last night). This puts a heavy strain on the young guys in the pen. Toronto needs another arm. But how? Hard choices will need to be made.
- The Mental Game - Unless the Jays are at the plate, we don't see much intensity from the team. This is squarely a management issue. Either they have players that aren't capable of being in the game mentally, or the management doesn't know how to keep them in the game. Maybe it's time for a change at the head of the team. We love Gibby and value the job that he did through some tough times, but we have the feeling that he is a better manager for a group of loveable losers, than a team with playoff expectations.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
It's Time To Panic!!!
It's May now and the Jays' inconsistent ways aren't funny anymore. The offense is fine. The defense is ok. There are two issues as we see it: