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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Toronto Blue Jays

Despite the tough AL East, the Toronto Blue Jays are headed in the right direction

Originally Published: September 20, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Brett LawrieChristopher Pasatieri/Getty ImagesThird baseman Brett Lawrie is the kind of talent who could help Toronto topple the AL East giants.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

Today we say so long to the Toronto Blue Jays, who continue to make progress in competing in the tough AL East but found themselves coming up short. It's time to kiss them goodbye, eh?


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