The Toronto Blue Jays’ roster is filled with young talent and has a much improved pitching staff, but what should we realistically expect from them in 2020?
I miss sports. I’m certainly not the only one who has felt a void in their life since the sporting world effectively shut down in mid-March; there is the noticeable lack of excitement that sport provides in what has become an overly unexciting time.
April is usually one of the best sporting months on the calendar, with the NHL and NBA Playoffs beginning, the Masters, the NFL Draft, and the MLB season getting underway. The Toronto Blue Jays would be just past the 20-game mark of their regular season, meaning we have already lost about one-eighth of the planned 2020 schedule.
Despite losing more games in a single season last year than the team had since 1980, there is quite a bit of hope surrounding the Jays heading into a new decade. They have done an excellent job of stockpiling young bats through the draft and the international signing process.
While Toronto doesn’t have the same embarrassment of riches on the pitching side, management proved they aren’t afraid to throw money at the problem, netting star pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu during this past free agent period. For many, the signing of a prominent free agent is a signal that the team is getting ready to be competitive again.
So just what should we be expecting from this year’s Blue Jays team? Here are our realistic expectations for 2020, pending if and when it takes place: