Making history for the Toronto Blue Jays at the 2021 MLB All-Star Game, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to build his legacy.
If Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hasn’t established himself as one of the top stars in baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays phenom made an emphatic statement during the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
Hitting a 468-foot home run along with a sacrifice fly, Guerrero Jr. played a big part in the American League taking a 5-2 victory over the National League. For Blue Jays fans, it’s a performance they have become accustomed to.
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One thing the All-Star Game showed is that Guerrero Jr. isn’t an unappreciated star in the game considering he led all voters and was recognized for his big game, winning the MVP award. Toronto hasn’t had a player win the honour and for Guerrero Jr. to become the youngest to do so is a significant achievement.
It’s been talked about how big of a turnaround Guerrero Jr. has gone through this season. He has gone from a prospect that was fulfilling his potential and some losing patience with his lack of progress.
At this point, there should be no doubting Guerrero Jr.’s status as one of the stars of baseball. He’s made improvements at first base but what continues to set himself apart from most players is what he does at the plate.
Toronto Blue Jays need to take advantage of Guerrero Jr.’s remarkable season
The Blue Jays are no strangers to MVP calibre seasons and have made it known that they want to improve the areas that the team is struggling with. At this point, the team definitely wants to find the balance of winning now but not shortening its window either.
Some fans seem content on trading top prospects in order to help the team’s bullpen but we have seen happens when a team throws great assets for a temporary fix. At the same time, in order to get something significant to contribute towards a playoff run, teams will have to give up something too.
In the Blue Jays case, they have a superstar in Guerrero Jr. who is establishing himself as a star. What would it say about the front office if they didn’t do what they could to capitalize on a strong lineup led by Vladdy which needs a couple of pieces to get into contention.
Right not, the Red Sox and Rays are the two obstacles in the team’s way and at some point, they have to be the focus for the team to get by.
What are your thoughts on Guerrero Jr.’s season? How would you feel if the team didn’t capitalize on what he’s doing? Let us know in the comments below.