By Ryan Gaydos @RyanGaydos on July 29, 2014
The Toronto Blue Jays have not been a contender for the AL East title in quite awhile. There are a few things the team needs to do to stay in the race for the playoffs.
The Edwin Encarnacion injury hurt the Blue Jays, but are getting quality play from the platoon at third base and the moving of Jose Bautista to first base for the time being. Toronto needs to get healthy for the team to make the postseason.
The power is definitely there behind Jose Bautista's 20 home runs this season. If the power continues to be there, the rest of the hitting will follow. It is a key component for a playoff push.
Toronto could use to make a trade to solidify the roster. An added arm in the bullpen or a bat on the bench would not help the team at all.
Casey Janssen is having a nice season for the Blue Jays with 16 saves this season. If the rest of the bullpen can stay consistent, Toronto is going to be a hard team to beat down the stretch of the season.
Lastly, the Blue Jays need to smother the rest of the AL East competition. The team cannot let the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles or Tampa Bay Rays smell blood in the water. Toronto needs to make sure it wins the series against its divisional opponents.
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