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Under the control of J.P. Ricciardi, the Toronto Blue Jays never really accomplished what he set out to do: make the playoffs under a five-year plan. Ricciardi opted to try the free-agent approach to winning, and he failed pretty badly. AJ Burnett, who only stayed until his player option came. Frank Thomas, who was pretty washed up by this point in his career. BJ Ryan, who lost all control after Tommy John surgery. These guys were Ricciardi's undoings.  Ricciardi, in a lot of baseball minds, was a decent drafter. He had some stumbling blocks early on, such as picking Russ Adams in the first round and at the time passing on Troy Tulowitzki by picking LHP Ricky Romero. Romero has since gone on to silence his critics this season and make that non-pick of Tulowitzki sting a little less.&n ...

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