Are the Blue Jays truly in the playoff hunt?

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The Toronto Blue Jays are three games out of a wild-card position. (Paul Beaty/AP)

Despite a disappointing 2017 season, the Toronto Blue Jays still find themselves in the mix for a playoff berth. At least on the surface.

Entering play Saturday, the Blue Jays sat three games back of the Minnesota Twins for the second wild-card position in the American League. That’s a very manageable gap to close with 40 contests remaining on the schedule.

Where the outlook starts to get bleak is when you take into consideration that Toronto needs to leap seven teams in the standings to achieve that goal.

In a discussion on the Sportsnet Hot Stove Saturday morning, Dan Riccio, John Grigg and Donnovan Bennett explain why it’s tough to believe in a Blue Jays team that has struggled for the entire year.

“Let’s not forget they’re in last place in their division, they’re four games under .500. They haven’t been at .500 the entire season,” Grigg said. “This is not a contending team even though they are only three games out of the wild card.”

Listen to the full segment below.

 
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