Blue Jays: 5 Positive Takeaways from the 2017 Season

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 10: Marcus Stroman
SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 10: Marcus Stroman /
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SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 10: Marcus Stroman
SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 10: Marcus Stroman /

The Toronto Blue Jays have struggled for the better part of the 2017 campaign and are destined to finish sequestered in the basement of the American League East. Numerous reasons and excuses can be argued but at the end of the day the Blue Jays underperformed and their inability to clinch victories during tight games was their Achilles heel all season long.

Following the past two postseason runs, it seemed natural the Blue Jays would contend for a playoff berth once again in 2017 however that was never the case from the get-go. The Jays stumbled out of the gate and got off to a horrendous start in April digging themselves a gigantic hole and forcing them to play catch-up for the remainder of the season.

The Blue Jays 25-man roster was snake-bitten with an assortment of nagging injuries as well it was evident that Father Time caught up to a number of Blue Jays stars who the team heavily relied upon for offense in seasons past.

Regardless of where they finish in the standings the glass is still half full as there were a number of bright spots in 2017 to build off of moving forward into 2018. The brain trust appears poised to build a winner for 2018 with reportedly no intentions of blowing it up.

So without further ado, here are you 5 positive takeaways for the 2017 season.