We congratulate the Chicago Cubs on their fantastic World Series victory. Of course, we would like to be celebrating a Toronto Blue Jays World Series win, but our team didn’t make to the championship series. Maybe next year.
And with next year on our mind, we all wonder what will happen to the Jays. Rumours swirl that Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion will be playing elsewhere. While we hope that both players remain in Toronto to provide leadership and guidance to younger players like Devon Travis, Kevin Pillar, Roberto Osuna, Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, we know that baseball is driven by money rather than loyalty to any particular team. If either or both choose to play elsewhere, we wish them the best of success.
We believe that with the best starting pitching in baseball, two potential Hall of Famers in Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki, and the pitching of Joe Biagini and Roberto Osuna anchoring the relief staff, the Jays will once again be contenders for the Eastern Division title and make the post-season in 2017!
If the Jays can secure Joey Votto, as rumoured, then our team will definitely have a solid chance of winning the 2017 World Series.
But we know that 2017 baseball play-offs are a long way away and that anything can happen between now and next October.
For now, we will again dream of a World Series championship being played in Toronto and continue to eagerly follow all of the off-season transactions that we hope will make our team stronger.