The Toronto Blue Jays are coming into the 2019 MLB season with low expectations, a new manager, and some exciting young pieces
To say the 2018 season was a rough one for the Toronto Blue Jays might be an understatement. The team finished fourth in the American League East with a 73-89 and was forced to trade off its major pieces in order to start a rebuild.
Despite the rough year, there is a lot to look forward to. MLB.com ranked the Jays’ farm system as the fifth best in all of baseball. They have the best prospect in the game in Vladimir Guerrero Jr., as well as four other players – Bo Bichette, Danny Jansen, Nate Pearson, and Eric Pardinho – ranked in the top 100.
But while some of those players develop in 2019, it could be a rough summer in Toronto.
The infield is one of several areas that has seen an overhaul over the last year. There are fresh faces all over the diamond, and the new – or newish – names in the lineup will be trusted to help the Blue Jays manoeuvre the campaign.
With new manager Charlie Montoyo taking the reigns this season, there’s a new optimism for the future. There will be some pain throughout the season, but the organization is banking on fans trusting the process.