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The 20 Worst Toronto Blue Jays Players Since 2000

Since Joe Carter hit a walk-off homer that gave the Toronto Blue Jays their second World Series title over the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993, they've reached the MLB playoffs on two occasions. The Jays had to face tough American League East foes like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox who've combined to win eight World Series titles since '93. Their fan base has suffered through a players strike during the '94 season, a decline in attendance, various logo and uniform changes, and the front office putting together teams that did not live up to expectations.

That changed in 2015 when the Blue Jays won the AL East division with 93 wins and 69 losses and led the league with 252 home runs hit and 852 runs batted in. The Jays made this year's postseason as a wild card, beating the Baltimore Orioles in a one-game playoff. The Blue Jays may have employed the likes of Carlos Delgado, Roy Halladay, Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista during the 2000s and 2010s, but they acquired players through free agency, via trade or the amateur draft who would become their worst players. Here are the 20 worst Toronto Blue Jays players since the year 2000.

20 20. Jose Reyes

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19 19. Brett Lawrie

via The Toronto Star

18 18. Jeff Frye

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17 17. Scott Schoeneweis

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16 16. Russ Adams

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15 15. Colby Rasmus

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14 14. Scott Rolen

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13 13. B.J. Ryan

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12 12. Howie Clark

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11 11. J.P. Arencibia

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J.P. Arencibia played college baseball at the University of Tennesee from '05 to '07 until the Toronto Blue Jays drafted him in 2007. He made his MLB debut as a catcher for Toronto on August 7, 2010, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Arencibia hit his first career home run on the first pitch he saw from Tampa pitcher James Shields and went 4 for 5 with two home runs, one double and one RBI single.

10 10. Dustin McGowan

via The Toronto Star

9 9. Jesse Litsch

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8 8. Homer Bush 

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7 7. Ted Lilly

via The Toronto Star

6 6. Travis Snider

via The Toronto Star

5 5. Dewayne Wise

via The Toronto Star

4 4. Emilio Bonifacio

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3 3. R.A. Dickey

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2 2. Chris Carpenter

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1 1. Josh Johnson

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Josh Johnson began his MLB career as a starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins. They drafted Johnson in the 4th round of the 2002 draft and made his major league debut as a reliever in September 2005. Johnson won 56 games in seven seasons with the Fish but would become a piece in the November 2012 trade that sent him, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle from Miami to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Toronto manager John Gibbons announced in the Jays' state of the franchise that Johnson was named the Jays' fourth starter in their rotation for 2013. Johnson's only season with the Blue Jays was a complete disaster from the start. He allowed 15 earned runs over the course of April and pitched his worst baseball in July. Johnson lost five of his starts and gave up eight homers, 22 earned runs, and five unearned runs that month. Johnson finished 2013 with a 2-8 record and an ERA of 6.20.

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