The Toronto Blue Jays have the talent to be a powerhouse in the AL East. Last season, the Blue Jays finished with a record of 74-88. That record did not reflect the Blue Jays’ talent.
During the 2013 offseason, the Blue Jays acquired shortstop Jose Reyes, knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, outfielder Jose Bautista and infielder Edwin Encarnation. Each one of those players are key to the team’s success, specifically Reyes. At the lead off spot, Reyes, is an elusive, base stealing, creator of opportunity. Dickey also factors in to the Jays success. The 2012 CY Young winner seemed to digress last season, winning 14 games and losing.
Bottom line, the Jays have invested a lot of money in their team. They deserve results; the potential is there. That’s of course if everyone on the team stays healthy. Reyes is the leadoff hitter and needs to stay healthy. Last season, Encarnation was also a victim of the injury report. For the Blue Jays to be a real AL contender, they must stay healthy.