Struggling Blue Jays offense can no longer afford to stay like this
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Struggling Blue Jays offense can no longer afford to stay like this

Published May 1, 2024 at 7:24 PM

Last year's Toronto Blue Jays team had all the ingredients for greatness, but they never quite synced up.

Now, their pitching staff still shines, especially with Chris Bassitt's standout performance against the Kansas City Royals. However, the team's batting lineup is struggling, evident from their 6-1 loss and meager four hits in the game. With only two teams scoring fewer runs per game than the Blue Jays, it's apparent that offensive challenges are holding them back.

While making major changes mid-season can be tricky, smaller adjustments are worth considering as the Blue Jays gear up for a road trip against the Nationals and Phillies. Should they move George Springer from the leadoff spot in favor of someone like Justin Turner, given Springer's lackluster performance so far? Or perhaps it's time to give Spencer Horwitz a shot in the MLB, considering his impressive stats at triple-A.

Sure, the Blue Jays might start scoring more once their numbers with runners in scoring position even out, but their offensive struggles are undeniable. Despite some strong pitching performances, like Bassitt's quality start, the Blue Jays are still falling short, even against teams like the Royals. With a stacked pitching roster, the potential for success in October is there, but unless their hitters step up, reaching the playoffs remains uncertain. Keep an eye out for Alek Manoah, who could provide a pitching boost after an impressive showing in triple-A.

The decision is expected to be finalized within the next 24 hours and officially announced on Friday, coinciding with the start of the Blue Jays' series against the Nationals. However, pinpointing solutions to the offensive challenges facing the Blue Jays has proven to be quite challenging.

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