Commentary

Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Toronto Blue Jays

Halladay hangs over them, as does playing in the AL East

Originally Published: September 29, 2009
By Buster Olney, Baseball Prospectus and Insider staff | ESPN Insider

Insider's series on MLB teams that are out of the playoff race continues with the Toronto Blue Jays, who are hurt by the AL East, surely, but would actually be last in the AL West as of Sept. 29 as well. You can access all the Kiss 'Em Goodbye entries -- updated daily -- by going here.

Baseball Prospectus' preseason PECOTA projection: 76-86, fourth place
Current record: 73-84, fourth place

So -- anyone want Vernon Wells, or what?

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