They’re in a tough division, but the Toronto Blue Jays could be a headache for opposing teams. In their final 55 games last season, Toronto went 27-28, and it’s all thanks to their high-end young talent. Toronto has a core its longed for with Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. However, Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. are other young stars on the rise as well.
They have a shutdown closer in Ken Giles and finally addressed their starting rotation issues. The Blue Jays added top-of-the-rotation starter Hyun-Jin Ryu and steady mid-rotation pitchers, Chase Anderson and Tanner Roark. Matt Shoemaker will be back after suffering a season-ending injury.
If Toronto decides to keep top pitching prospect, Nate Pearson, on the roster, he’ll be electrifying across the major leagues. Put that pitcher along with a very-veteran Toronto rotation; they could get off to a fast start.
The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are two of the AL East’s top teams. The Boston Red Sox could take a step backward, so what does that mean for the Blue Jays? Well, Toronto has the kind of talent to do special things in a condensed baseball season. They have enough potential to make them interesting this season and for years to come.