Sunday, July 29, 2007

What has happened to your vaunted offense?

Mickey Brantley happened.

Maybe we don't have nearly the inside information to judge what sort of a job the Jays' hitting coach is doing, but here's what we know: the entire lineup has more or less been in a season long malaise.

Want some perspective? Coming into Sunday's games, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have scored more runs than the Blue Jays (483-481). That's not the way it was supposed to play out.

Brantley, who Dick Griffin described last week as John Gibbons' "handpicked hitting coach", should be responsible for the team's performance at the plate, and clearly, something is amiss. A long walk off the shortest pier on Lake Ontario should be in order.

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