Welcome to the 16th of 30 "2008 Team Previews
", where I'm - you guessed it! - offering up a little preview of the 2008 season for each of the teams. Nothing super fancy, (I'm not writing books here munecas), just a few notes on what major moves the teams made over the winter and a thought or two on their upcoming season. I'm going in reverse order of 2007 standings, so next up is....Toronto Blue Jays
2007 Record: .512 (83-79), 3rd place in AL East
2006 Record: .537 (87-75)
Who’s Out: Ryan Houston (P), Justin James (P), Troy Glaus (3B)
Who’s In: Buck Coats (Utility Dude), David Eckstein (SS), Marco Scutaro (INF), Armando Benitez (P), Scott Rolen (3B)
Notes: Like the poems I wrote on FanHouse for the NL West, I am writing some for the AL East teams as well. I did the one for the Jays today, and since there simply isn't much to say about the team I'm cheating and just linking you to the poem instead of trying to write something new here.
Here's the beginning...
The Blue Jays are a perennial also-ran
This isn't a particularly good time to be a fan
It's tough to compete against the Yankees and Sox
We all know how it's gonna look in that standings box
The Injury God has been quite a beast
There's just no contending in the AL East
Read the rest! It's rhyme-alicious!
Next up: Atlanta Braves
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