Red Sox vs the AL East: second basemen

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Sep 12, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Ryan Goins (17) throws out Tampa Bay Rays first baseman James Loney (not pictured) in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

5. Ryan Goins, Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have made great strides toward contention in recent seasons, but second base remains a clear weak spot on their roster. The 26-year old Goins took over the job last season but didn’t turn any heads in his first full season, slashing a miserable .188/.209/.271, showing no semblance of power and hardly ever reaching base in 67 games. One year later, though, the Blue Jays still don’t have a better option (which is shocking considering that Goins posted -0.6 WAR last season) and likely will be forced to use Goins as a starting second baseman once again. Perhaps Goins will show some improvement in his second go-around, but more likely he’ll be out of a job by midseason.