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The Toronto Blue Jays season , the team's 32nd year of existence, saw the Blue Jays finish in fourth place in the American League East with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses for a. General Manager J. Ricciardi maintained through the off-season that he was content with the Blue Jays' roster as it was. Nevertheless, he made a number of moves, two of which would likely have a significant effect on the team in the season. The team's acquisition of all-star shortstop David Eckstein was met with a mixed reception from fans and critics. Eckstein's role on the team would displace two of Toronto's most popular players from their regular roles; Reed Johnson as leadoff hitter and John McDonald as starting shortstop.
The team was managed by Cito Gaston , who was hired by the team midway through the season. General Manager J. Ricciardi was fired on the penultimate day of the season, as the team again failed to make the playoffs. The team started the season well, and was in first place in the American League East with a 27—14 record. The team was swept by the Red Sox at Fenway Park from May 19 to 21, the first of nine straight losses that ultimately led to a disappointing season with a record of 75—87, 28 games behind the division lead, and 20 games behind the wild card spot.
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