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What to do with slumping Jays options?

Updated: May 6, 2013, 10:40 AM ET
By Eric Karabell
There is certainly no shortage of disappointing Toronto Blue Jays players, as the team enters the first full week of May in last place in the American League East and with a mere 11 victories in 32 games. The lone team with a worse run differential is the Double-A team known as the Houston Astros. But fantasy owners invested in many a Blue Jay in March, and in myriad cases are running away. Should they? Here are numerous Blue Jays being dropped in ESPN standard 10-team leagues and my thoughts after a relatively positive Sunday in which they scored 10 runs and won.

Melky Cabrera: One of the most dropped outfielders, which is understandable, Cabrera hit his first home run Sunday, a solo shot off lefty Joe Saunders. He also scored three runs. He hadn't even scored a run in 10 games! Ever the optimist but also wary of one month's work dictating proof, I haven't dropped Cabrera yet in leagues, and still think he can hit .300 with 12 home runs, 12 steals and 80 runs, so I'm being more patient.

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