The first 30 games of the Covid-19 shortened MLB season are in the books for the Toronto Blue Jays, and the results have been quite pleasing.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting at 16-14 despite their starting rotation being decimated by injuries (Nate Pearson, Matt Shoemaker, Trent Thornton), and being without their star shortstop Bo Bichette for almost two weeks now.
Toronto has put themselves in a great position to compete for one of the last spots in the post-season thanks to the new expanded format that sees eight teams from each league get in. Currently, they are sitting in that No. 8 spot, 2.5 games up on the Baltimore Orioles. The front office made a trade on Thursday to acquire Taijuan Walker from the Seattle Mariners, so it appears clear that the team is pushing forward as buyers at the trade deadline.
How has the team performed relative to their expectations coming into the season?
It’s time to grade the offence, defence, pitching, and management up to this point.