Jays Journal 2015 Blue Jays Pre-Season Awards Picks

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Mar 30, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Daniel Norris (32) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With Spring Training coming to a close, it’s time to ask the staff of Jays Journal to provide their pre-season award picks to the following categories:

Who will lead the Blue Jays in home runs?

Who be the MVB- Most Valuable Bat

MVA- Most Valuable Arm

Gold Glove

Jays ROY

All-Star Selection

The hardest part about this task was to get the guys to pick just one player for each category, especially when it came to who’d be selected to represent Toronto at this year’s All-Star game on July 14th in Cincinnati.

As a Blue Jay fan, I find that I tend to gravitate toward certain players more than others. I also find it interesting to see which players my fellow Jays Journal writers and readers gravitate to, so that’s why I love putting these types of pieces out. They allow us to connect and show our affinity for certain players. It allows us to see whose truly valued and adored by the fans and fanatics.

I’ll be the first to admit that I was not a fan of Edwin Encarnacion and you could find my comments on many a Jays sites calling for his head. I am that I was not running the team because he has turned himself into an integral piece to this puzzle.

A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz. ~Humphrey Bogart