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Game 105: Blue Jays at Yankees

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A.J. Burnett (2-4, 4.53) vs. Jaret Wright (6-6, 4.73). 7:05 PM ET start.

Well, J.P. Ricciardi, who has yet to decide whether the Blue Jays are contenders or pretenders, decide to make zero moves on deadline day. That's right, nothing, nada, zilch. I hate to admit it, but it seems like he missed a real opportunity to trade away potential free agents such as Ted Lilly and Justin Speier for prospects who would have bolstered a farm system that needs bolstering. The Blue Jays have been foundering for the past month or so. Consider their record since July 1 relative to other AL contenders' records:

Team       W-L     PCT
Twins      17-8   .680
Yankees    16-8   .667
Tigers     15-9   .625
Red Sox    14-12  .538
Blue Jays  11-14  .440
White Sox   9-15  .375

At least they've outplayed the White Sox.