This is not the best time to be a Blue Jays fan. By now it seems certain that they will have their worst season in franchise history and defeats such as the 4-19 loss to an average San Diego Padres team whose players were made to look like world beaters can definitely be considered as the lowest point of an abysmal season.
However, things are not as bad as they seem and even though it might not seem like a change of fortunes is near, the Blue Jays might actually turn this around sooner than anybody expects them to. To do this though, they will have to address a couple of things sooner rather than later.
At the time of writing this article, the Toronto Blue Jays have been consistent in only one thing and that is losing. They haven’t been able to notch two back to back victories since winning at home against Oakland Athletics in April and have only won matches intermittently. Mind you that hasn’t stopped them from losing matches in a row and they have most recently lost 6 consecutive matches in a row.
If you are a betting man, you could have made a lot of money betting against the Blue Jays, but considering how bookmakers have started dropping the odds for the Blue Jays losing it is no surprise that even MLB Betting enthusiasts are now seeing no value in backing teams to beat the Blue Jays as the odds are starting to get quite low.
However, as most betting enthusiasts know, it is always best to start backing a team which is down on their luck as the odds are at their highest then. With not much to play for and with the pressure off it is not inconceivable to believe that the Blue Jays might get out of their slump. A return to form may benefit the boldest of MLB betting enthusiasts.
Finish the Transition
We have to be fair and say that nobody expected that this would be a season to remember for the Blue Jays. The management and the playing staff all said that they will get whatever comes their way, but that fans have to keep their expectations within the realms of reality.
Promoting promising young players such as Cavan Biggio, Vladimir Guerrerro Jr, and eventually Bo Bichette is a testament that the club tried to save the season by continuing the transition that they have already started in previous seasons.
This Blue Jays team will definitely get better in the future and this change in form and fortunes may even come as soon as this season. The team is definitely starting to take some shape with the addition of young blood and that is certainly a cause for optimism for fans.
Players will definitely get better, but fans have to do their part as well. The Blue Jays have had some absolutely abysmal attendance numbers this season which at times went even lower than 6000 people, something that even Blue Jays affiliate Vancouver outdoes week in, week out.
Fans should be there for their team even in times such as these in which the Raptors and the Leafs get all the attention of sports enthusiasts in Toronto. Blue Jays fans getting some good reputation for a change might benefit them as well.
It is encouraging that the Blue Jays are not dead last in attendance, but the fact that the Rogers Centre in Toronto has easily accommodated many times more than those 6000 people watching the Blue Jays’ first game against Tampa Bay should be a wake-up call for both the team and the fans themselves. Getting back on track for the Blue Jays will definitely require a collective effort of all involved.