Blue Jays: Putting Spring Training in the rear view
Mar 31, 2015; Dunedin, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays second basemanDevon Travis
(77) tries to bunt during the sixth inning of a spring training baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Florida Auto Exchange Park. The Blue Jays won 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
The all out battle for 2B has resulted in one injury, a push to a backup role, and a dream come true for its participants. Ryan Goins was the early favourite because of his fine Corinthian leather and ridiculous defensive play. After showing a positive spring with the bat they have decided to push him into the super utility role and even tried him in the outfield the other day.
Macier Izturis was looking to re-establish himself as a solid player until he was derailed by a groin injury. Devon Travis has been a force to be reckoned with this spring. He had a slow start but has exploded since. He has been hitting the ball hard and playing solid defense. He has earned the job and deserves to be the Jays second basemen for opening day.
Devon Travis has emerged as a great talent and deserves to be the opening day starter at second. Look for his hot streak to continue in the hitter friendly confines of the Rogers Centre. He has my vote for the starting job.