Never change, YYZ (USAT)
Although it's been two decades since the Blue Jays made a playoff appearance (touch em' all Joe), hopes were high on the 2013 outfit. Big hitters were added, name pitchers brought north. Pennant fever grips the YYZ. Alex Anthopolous is a genius.
Alas, Toronto's season was pronounced DOA in the doctor's office. Only two position players made it past 118 games played - think about that for a moment - and the top three starting pitchers had disappointing years. The out-the-door 74-88 mark was just a one-game improvement from the previous model. Alex Anthopolous needs a new plan.
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Maybe the Blue Jays can turn themselves into this year's Red Sox, the team that arrives a year late and shocks the division. Certainly no one is expecting much from Toronto as we wait for the snow to melt. Clay Davenport's projection model has them pegged for 78 wins, while Joe Sheehan's back-of-envelope prediction says 76-86. If you want to drop a few ducats on the AL East champion, the Jays offer the largest payout (that's a nice way to say they're earmarked for the basement).
But even if the team isn't special, there's plenty of fantasy intrigue here. A few Toronto players will go in the early rounds of every draft, and Rogers Centre is usually a plus park for offensive production. You'll want to take a good look around this roster.Read More »from Pressing Questions: The Toronto Blue Jays