The Orioles exist to make the Blue Jays seem less bad

Since the Blue Jays and Orioles met in the tense and exciting wild card game back in 2016, that, as we know, featured the legendary walk-off blast from Edwin Encarnacion off of Ubaldo Jimenez, nothing has gone right for either franchise.

From a Blue Jays perspective, the front office did a half-in, half-out thing in which they didn’t sell off the team’s best players, like Josh Donaldson, Aaron Sanchez, and Marcus Stroman to kick off a rebuild, but they also didn’t really do anything for the team to maintain a competitive window. The Jays finished with 76 and 73 wins in 2017 and 2018 respectively, putting forward some ugly, hard-to-watch teams.
The Jays are now fully engaged in rebuild mode and the team is on pace to win just 64 games this season. That would be their first time in the 60-win range since the team won just 67 games back in 2004.
There’s no doubt this has been a tough season to watch. The youth movement we were all hyped about heading into the season has been, uh, rough. Vlad Jr, the jewel of the whole process, has had a slow transition to the Major Leagues and some of the only positives on …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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