Not the start Blue Jays fans were looking for. With a 6-9 record at the time of publication they already trail Boston (led by reviled ex-BJ manager, John Farrell) by 4.5 games.
The batting has been particularly anemic but the pitching – particularly the starting rotation – has also been a concern
I have whipped up a Shiny App comparing Salary and WAR (Wins above Replacement) for each MLB team over the past couple of years. I will extend the coverage in due course
Here are the BJ results to date.
Josh Johnson ($13.75m) and Mark Buehrle ($11m) have the highest salaries (223)