Bautista talks deadline

“Of course it’s a little disappointing that we somehow weren’t able to get anything done, but everybody around us that’s in contention somehow — and even some teams that aren’t in contention, like the Red Sox – somehow figured it out. But there’s still time to get stuff done.”

“We still have a pretty good team put together and we’re hoping to get the guys that are hurt back and that’ll be a good injection of talent for us down the road.”

“But it’s a little bit of disappointment. So mixed feelings with the disappointment and then you’ve got to look at it from the other perspective: maybe they believe enough in our talent that they didn’t feel like they wanted to break up our group and sacrifice what we have now, because we’re
playing good ball. And maybe they have high hopes for us, and we do as well. So we got to deal with the guys we have here and we got to go out there and keep playing like we have been, with the group of guys that we have here right now.”

Reverberations in clubhouse?
“There’s guys here who don’t know where they’re going to be when the season is over … Everybody’s situation’s different. There are some guys that will want the immediate help in order to go for it this year and they didn’t get it. So there might be some people more upset than others. We all want to win badly. We’re in a position where we’re in striking distance with not many games left and we could’ve used a little boost, just like some of the other teams went out and got some additions.

“It’s not that you don’t feel your team is good enough; it’s just that everybody does that at the deadline, figures out a way to improve the roster. We just somehow didn’t. I don’t really know what was the reasoning why stuff didn’t get done. Obviously I haven’t heard anything. But it’s just unfortunate that nothing happened, but like I said: we’ve got to move forward and look past that.”

“As players our job is just to play on the field and get it done when the game starts at 7 p.m. We’re not going to change the way we prepare; we’re not going to change the way we work and we’re certainly not going to change how hard we play.”

Doesn’t know details about whether lack of moves because of payroll, etc…
“All I’m going to say is that it gets to a point for everybody’s situation and everybody’s job where trying and excuses are not good enough. For everybody’s sake I hope we all play great from now until the end of the season. I’m one of those guys that really wants to win and I’ve been playing
for a long time and never experienced it. It’s a little bit of a disappointment for me, but as a player I’ve got to look past it and just focus on what we’ve got tonight …”

“The way I look at it is Baltimore got a little bit better, the Yankees got a little bit better. Even Boston gave up some starting pitching, they still got some good position players in return, so I don’t know if a head-to-head matchup against the Red Sox got any easier or tougher. They substituted some starting pitching for pretty good position players.”

Did AA talk to veterans at all?
“Not to me.”

Road to playoffs more difficult?
“What happens from now on is unpredictable. There’s no magic wand or magic ball that’s going to tell you what’s going to happen. But if you look at it from a baseball analysis standpoint, our division got a little tougher at the top, which is where we are. It doesn’t mean we can’t pull through and still win. It’s not impossible. It might’ve got a little more difficult, but that’s a bigger challenge for us as players and that’s why we play baseball.”


““It’s not that you don’t feel your team is good enough; it’s just that everybody does that at the deadline, figures out a way to improve the roster. We just somehow didn’t. ”

If Saint Alex the moron, or his bosses can’t grasp this idea, they’re in the wrong job(s). What Alex needs is some tar, some feather, and a mob to escort him out of the city limits. I’d be happy to provide all of the above gratis.

I don’t know, I think the Jays are in a great position that they don’t need to tweak the roster too much. Valencia is making an impact and Lawrie and Encarnacion will be back before the playoffs.

Jays don’t have solid pitching. Good luck without it. They let top pitchers go elsewhere. But they had no choice with the mess AA has created. His hands were tied by some of his previous moves. The Jays just don’t have pieces left that they can afford to give away. Good luck with the next job AA.

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From the day the Blue Jays owners and management did nothing on the trade deadline the team died. When the mood in the locker room turned sour, any hope of making the playoffs died. This is on ownership and A.A. though I imagine ownership carries most of the blame. The jays had a good chance of being in the post season and were too cheap to do anything, PERIOD!!!

let’s be honest the jays lost any chance when AA failed to address second base and a starter but the players also really should shoulder blame too they strike out too much leave too many runners on base and don’t capitalize on scoring chances while pitching is too inconsistent lastly they will lose the wild card race because good players were not added at trade deadline and that was because Rogers wouldn’t spend money and AA doesn’t want to trade pics yet would sign free agents which is the route he should have taken Mark my words they will blame the failure on injuries and that no deals were viable which is a smokescreen they lost because of ownership and poor management decisions and their lack of real direction next year will be another disappointment unless they sign good free agents with proven track records resign melky too and if they don’t then it says they don’t want to win

The reason the players strike out so much with runners in scoring position is simple . The major leaguers get on base, lineup 1-4 or 5, the rest of the line up are pro-minor leaguers, THEY can’t hit major league pitching and Anthopoulos and his clown bosses did nothing to help this situation. Owners are making money with full stands even when the team is losing, boycott the home games and see how long it takes before ownership spends some money!!!! KISS THE PLAYOFFS GOODBYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I do not want Alex the Asshole returning as general manager or given an extension he has not earned it

Not only should Alex go but Gibbons and the owners should join him !!!!!

The mlb comments sections is not working for your stories pick it up

Gregor, are you still the MLB reporter for the Jays?

If so, why no blog posts for over a month?

he just thinks he is reporter

When I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new comments are added” checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get several emails with the same comment.
Is there any way you can remove me from that service?
Many thanks!

Alex A, John Gibbons, Paul Beeston and Rogers must go, sell the team to new owners, Blue Jay fan since 1986

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Well its started again with the pitching jays had a chance to get one or two top pitchers and failed to do so…jays must do something about it before its to late
Else we will stay at the bottom

Did not expect a start like this, they promised better, have Jays fans been sold a bill of goods for the 26th consecutive season!

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