After a fairytale 2015 season, the 2016 Blue Jays sure have a lot to live up to. There were some interesting storylines going into spring training: the nixed trade for Jay Bruce, the contract struggles with Jose and Edwin, who was going to make up the starting rotation, and of course, Josh Donaldson the MVP and his hairdos.
With all of this hanging over the Blue Jays, the team put together a pretty solid spring training campaign. Yes, I know that spring training means nothing, yadda yadda yadda. But dissipates a little bit of that pre-season anxiety the collective Blue Jays fans have been holding onto.
The Blue Jays played another pair of sold-out exhibition games in Montreal, making the case once again that it might be the time again for a baseball team à Montréal. The Jays lost two to the Red Sox in the series, but the energy at the O was electric regardless.
The Jays started the season in Tampa Bay, a place they’ve always had trouble. The took the first two games from the Rays. Both Marcus Stroman and RA Dickey ran into a little trouble in their first outings of the season, but both were able to come away with a W in hand with help from the bat coming alive with Tulo, Thole, Saunders, and the reigning MVP going yard in the first two games, and Kevin Pillar more or less sacrificing his neck for a catch. Don’t worry, he’s okay!
The outlook is sunny for the Jays right now, let’s keep it going!