Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Toronto Blue Jays Season 21 Outlook

Season 20
Won/Loss (place in division) & Playoffs:  66-96 (4th), missed playoffs
Offense:  734 runs (10th)
Pitching:  3.54 (1st)

Major Changes
FA Departures:  RP Edinson Palacios, C William Maeda, LR Eddie Foxx, OF Roosevelt Thomas,  OF Cap Turner

FA Signees:  OF Bruce Page, RP Joe Davis, C Pedro Caballero, RP Gary Dorsey, OF Jae Nakano

Promoted:  DH Santos Alicea (Sea 17 IFA), SP Tim Crosby (Sea 16 #11 overall), SP Lee McCarthy (Sea 18 #3 overall),

Season 21 Outlook
(courtesy of GM coltonrocks)

"I am honestly not sure what to expect with this team. We had a great pitching staff last year with the big three at the top in Hubbell, Uribe, and Culver but this season we decided to go young with the back end and promote Lee McCarthy and Tim Crosby to go along with Eddie Michaels.  I still haven't made up my mind as to who I want in those 4 and 5 spots in the rotation.

'We also called up young DH Santos Alicea to hopefully add a little more offense this season.  I guess what I am trying to say is that I think the team that won the division by 3 games last year got better, but I'm not really sure with all the youth and turnover that has happened over the off-season.  Plus this is always one of the toughest divisions in baseball so you never really know what will happen.

'Not one person picked Toronto to win the division last year, with most people thinking  the Twins and Sox would run away with things.  Hopefully we can fly under the radar a bit this season again and make a run."

World Major Leagues Blog comment:  No way they're under the radar anymore.  They have everything...strong pitching across the staff, improved offense with Caballero and Page, depth.  We'll wait until reviewing the rest of the AL North before making a prediction, but the Jays will certainly contend.  I think they could even survive a Bruce Page injury and contend.

1 comment:

coltonrocks said...

66-94 and missed the playoff? haha