The Toronto Blue Jays continue to struggle and the front office now needs to think hard if Charlie Montoyo is the right manager for the team.
It has been a frustrating time for Toronto Blue Jays fans as the team continues to struggle to produce runs.
As we see the starting rotation put up dominant performances, there is only so much they can do when the team isn’t able to put together a couple of runs. At this point, the blame should be shifted from the bullpen to the offence when it comes to diagnosing what is wrong with this team.
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It’s one thing when a team prioritizes defence, pitching and timely hits in order to squeak out wins but that is not the DNA of this Blue Jays team. The power they have at the plate and the struggles they have at times defensively and in late-inning situations would suggest the team needs to score as many runs as possible.
Does the absence of George Springer make a difference when it comes to how the team performs? It really looks like it when you see how poor the team has performed with the players that you would expect to step up not being able to get the job done.
Seeing the team go 2-for-39 hitting with runners in scoring position is quite bizarre and you would expect the manager to try and find a solution to hopefully turn things around.
It’s no secret that Charlie Montoyo doesn’t have an overwhelming amount of support and with each loss, it’s going to be tough for him to gain any back.
Toronto Blue Jays: Charlie Montoyo struggling to get team to avoid small errors
There are small mistakes that a team makes that have cost the team wins and you wonder where the team would be in the playoff race. You can also bet that the tough losses start to wear on the team mentally.
Obviously, there is only so much Montoyo can only from his position to help the Blue Jays. You can see his personality was a selling point as he looks like an approachable person which can benefit a team with so many young players.
At the same time, the manager needs to be accountable when he takes out one of his best hitting catchers to bring in another player to bunt and have it blow up in his face. The same goes when a relief pitcher is left in too long and the game gets out of reach when the inning goes south.
No manager is perfect and you expect them to make a wrong decision at different points in the season. However, you have to weigh whether Montoyo has done enough to warrant faith and belief from management to lead this team going forward.
For now, he will try to lead this team through a gruelling stretch but after that, everything should be evaluated in order to determine what the right course of action will be.
What do you think the Blue Jays should do with Montoyo going forward? Should he be the manager or do the Blue Jays need to find someone else to lead this team? Let us know in the comments below.