10. That’s all that’s left in this magical Blue Jays season. Even two months ago it was far from sight that the Blue Jays would end up fighting off the Yankees for the division. They were 50-51 and the pitching was muddling through the year.
Then something clicked. The pitching went from 13th earlier in the season in team ERA all the way to the 4th place they currently hold, just behind the Indians.
Josh Donaldson may turn out to be the best trade this team has made…ever. I am including “The Trade” of Tony Fernandez and Fred McGriff for Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar in that. Barring a collapse over the final ten games he should win the AL MVP, something that hasn’t been done in Toronto since George Bell in 1987. Just 10 more to go, with 8 to wrap up the division.
Next: A look across the diamond at the Tampa Bay Rays