Anthony Alford’s spring training — and, ultimately his pursuit of grabbing the roster spot that everybody wanted him to grab — got off to a bang.
He was going to steal that spot on the 26-man roster. That quite literally was the narrative, as Alford swiped three bags in his Grapefruit League debut back in late February, sending Blue Jays fans into a frenzy about what the year had in store. But since then? There hasn’t much much to write home about for the enigmatic former top prospect.
Alford, as we know, is out of option this year. It’s a make or break spring. Either he makes the team or he’s exposed to waivers. On the bright side, if he keeps playing like this, maybe waivers won’t even be an issue. For all the wrong reasons, of course.
As I said earlier, everybody is rooting for Alford. Whether it’s fans, media, or the team’s staff, Alford is somebody who people want to see succeed. I mean, obviously you want top prospects to make good on their potential and become successful players who make the …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation