It’s time to panic: Blue Jays call emergency meeting

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Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.. (Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports)

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.. (Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports)

The Blue Jays called a players-only gathering connected Thursday aft losing their ninth crippled successful 11 and dropping nan bid to nan Rays.

Coming disconnected a second-place decorativeness successful nan AL East past year, nan Blue Jays hoped to return a measurement guardant successful 2023. Two months into nan season, they’re struggling to meet those expectations.

On Thursday, Toronto mislaid to nan Rays, 6-3. It capped a 1-3 bid against different section rival connected nan backmost of a bid expanse astatine nan hands of nan Orioles and a 1-3 bid nonaccomplishment to nan Yankees.

Following nan defeat, their ninth successful 11 games, players “called a closed doorway players’ meeting,” according to Hazel Mae of SportsNet.

The #BlueJays players called a closed doorway players’ gathering postgame.

John Schneider said they “beat maine to it.”

On nan bid Vs Rays:
“We sewage punched successful nan face.”

— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) May 25, 2023

AL East standings: Blue Jays flounder astatine bottom

The Al East is 1 of nan toughest divisions successful baseball. Despite technically still holding a winning grounds connected nan season, nan Blue Jays find themselves astatine nan bottommost of nan standings and 10.5 games retired of first place.

Their past 3 bid person travel against different teams successful nan section and they’ve gone 2-9.

Manager Joh Schneider, who has had his ain notable mishaps, seemed to admit nan players’ calling a gathering to reside their slide.

“The players kinda hit maine to it,” Scheider told SportsNet. “The players are driving this They’re surviving it. They person a group of standards they unrecorded by and correct now it’s not up to their expectations.

“It carries much weight from nan players. Obviously myself and nan unit is present to support that. Me personally, I deliberation erstwhile players are holding themsees accountable and erstwhile p’ayers are surviving what we’re expecting, nan connection is delivered a small much firmly.”

Toronto will stay connected nan roadworthy done nan weekend. They person 3 games against nan Twins to effort to beryllium that they’re tin of turning a area aft getting “punched correct successful nan face,” arsenic Schnieder put it.

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