The Blue Jays Aren’t Done and the Red Sox Should Remember That

by Jake Archer | Posted on Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Tonight the Boston Red Sox meet up with their division rivals, the Toronto Blue Jays, north of the border in what is their first matchup of the year. The Blue Jays are having a rough go of it to start the season and they sit in the AL East cellar at 2-10. Everything is going wrong for them, from injuries to ineffectiveness.

But, as a Red Sox fan, I’m not counting the Jays out yet and I don’t think anyone should. Toronto looked like Boston’s chief competition in the division this year and a bad April isn’t going to convince me that they are dead. Trust me, I love the head start they’ve given us, but in no way am I going to take them lightly and start counting down the days until the Sox clinch.

I’ve seen too many articles written about how the Jays are goners and how they need to be panicking. Buster Olney is actually advocating for them to start selling off pieces! Everyone needs to calm down because it’s still only April. The bats won’t stay this cold and things will start to even out eventually. They’ll have to scratch and claw to get back into contention, but haven’t we seen crazier things happen in baseball?

Anyway, with the Sox visiting Toronto tonight I just got thinking about how much I hate playing against crappy teams or teams that aren’t playing well. Now, if the Sox drop the series I’m going to be pretty angry about it because I’ll think it’s embarrassing. In reality, it isn’t because this team is a good, talented team that can play well on any given night, but I’ll still hate it if the Sox fall to them.

It’ll be interesting to see the level of play the Blue Jays are at right now, because I haven’t really watched any of their games yet this year. Regardless of what happens though, the Sox need to stay wary of them and not walk into this series thinking they’ve already got it won.

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Jake Archer
About the Author

Jake is a sports blogger with a passion for baseball and the Red Sox. He loves pitcher's duels, ballpark food and listening to games on the radio. He's got some strong opinions on things like pace-of-play, the DH rule and more. Follow him on Twitter at @jarcher04.

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