Toronto's postseason blueprint
The Blue Jays can contend for a playoff spot if they follow these four steps
They just need to make some adjustments. Here are four that could make the difference:
1. Find a better solution at second base
Ryan Goins was clearly not the man for the job. His .150/.203/.217 line earned him a demotion to Triple-A, and while the bad luck that comes with his .167 batting average on balls in play bears some of the brunt for his poor stat line, there is nothing in his track record that suggests he is a long-term solution.
Chris Getz has put together a nice line in his 15 plate appearances since being given the job, but given his history -- a career .252/.311/.310 line -- that is extremely unlikely to continue. The team overall has a 65 wRC+ at second base, which ranks 24th in the majors. There are a few directions that the Jays could go to find an improvement.
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