5 Toronto Blue Jays Who Won’t Make it Through 2014 Spring Training

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5 Toronto Blue Jays Who Won’t Make it Through 2014 Spring Training

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Almost exactly one year ago most fans of the Toronto Blue Jays expected their numerous moves through Major League Baseball free agency to lead to them being able to fight it out with the powerhouse teams in the American League East all season long. There is no soft way to say it so I’ll just come out with it: That didn’t happen.

Instead of being one of the leading teams all season long, the Jays struggled all season long. There was plenty of blame that could be tossed around but just like always when a team fails like that, it was everyone’s fault. Now they have a very new Spring Training to go after their goal one more time. Obviously they will need to consider making a few changes. Though some have already been made, others will be decided in Spring Training.

That brings us to the subject of this slideshow. There are a lot of things that we would like to see happen I think. For example I wish , Munenori Kawasaki won the starting second base job and went on to finish third in MVP voting. The reality of the situation will hit in a few weeks as the Blue Jays have to look at the various players they have in camp and cut their roster down to the opening day number. Here are five players that are unlikely to make that roster.

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Juan Perez – RP

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One thing the Blue Jays have plenty of in the way of options is pitching. Perez is very likely to be one of many who don’t quite make the cut at least the first time around.

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Chris Getz – 2B

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The Jays seem to be fairly well stacked at second with Kawasaki even being a long shot to make the club. Getz is in the same boat as he is.

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Erik Kratz – C

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Kratz will fall too far down the totem pole with the addition of Dioner Navaro. It will keep him from being on the opening day roster.

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Esmil Rogers – RP

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Because of the overload of pitching, guys with an ERA near 5 will have a problem making the club.

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Todd Redmond – RP/SP

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Redmond is in the same situation with too high of an ERA most years for him to get serious consideration out of Spring Training.

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