The start of the MLB season is officially here, but one team stands out as a potential sleeper — the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays embark on a new journey this season, hoping to move up the ladder from potential playoff team to World Series contender. A few key offseason moves can play a key role in this development, and luckily Toronto has had a very active offseason. The impact of these trades on teams may be unpredictable, but most experts seem to think they will be positive for Toronto.
The usual postseason players — like the Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros — suddenly aren’t as intimidating for a roster like Toronto, which has a lineup featuring perennial MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero Jr ., and threats to power George Springer, Bo Bichette, Toescar Hernandez and Cavan Biggio.
A pitching staff with Jose Berrios and Hyun Jin Ryu can also be scary.
Could Blue Jays be World Series contenders?
Many teams in MLB have the potential to make it to the World Series, especially with the many roster changes coming up this season. The Blue Jays have a strong chance to fight in a crowded AL East.
Toronto hasn’t won a World Series since 1993 and consistently ranks in the middle of the AL East. The AL East is one of the best divisions in baseball, which also puts them in a difficult position.
The Blue Jays have signed six new players for the 2022 season, some of whom are among MLB’s strongest players. The Blue Jays signed Kevin Gausman, the second largest free agent contract in team history. Gausman is an all-star and has worked his way up to being a consistent starter. He offers the Blue Jays a lot of talent and potential.
They also traded for third baseman Matt Chapman. Chapman has proven to be a versatile player during his short career. He won two AL Platinum Gloves in five seasons. Already an excellent player with great performances, he will be a great addition to the Blue Jays.
Toronto is a well-rounded team on the rebound, and despite some postseason struggles, the Blue Jays can be a force to be reckoned with in the AL East for years to come.
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