Blue Jays Fans: Who should we cheer for now?

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Edwin Encarnacion
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 26: Edwin Encarnacion /
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SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPTEMBER 20: J.D. Martinez /

National League Contenders

Colorado Rockies/Milwaukee Brewers

I’m gonna go with the Rockies here, mostly because they have a 1.5 game lead as of this writing. It is possible for the Brewers to overtake them but it should be the Rockies playoff spot to lose.

The Rockies have been a nice story this year after struggling for several seasons, riding the excellent play of MVP contender Nolan Arenado, the grossly underrated Charlie Blackmon, and several other young talents to the second Wild Card position. They are much stronger on the offensive side of the ball, but they’ve had decent contributions from their pitching staff this season, including former Blue Jay prospect Jeff Hoffman.

There really isn’t much of a reason for Blue Jays fans to dislike the Rockies (to my recollection anyway), so if you’re the type that likes to root for an underdog, the Rockies might be your team.

Former Blue Jays on the roster= Jeff Hoffman

Should I cheer for them?

Why not?

Arizona Diamondbacks

The Diamondbacks have been a bit of a surprise this year, but they’ve finally put together a great season around a talented core. They have had a much better contribution from Zach Greinke, another rock solid season from Paul Goldschmidt, and an otherworldly contribution from J.D. Martinez, who was acquired at the trade deadline.

There’s not much reason for Blue Jays’ fans to dislike the Diamondbacks either, and there are a couple reasons to cheer for them. First of all, they’re an underdog too, even if they’ve had an excellent season. They’re also coached by Torey Lovullo, who used to coach for the Blue Jays’ organization at one time, and was a very likeable character in Toronto as well.

Former Blue Jays on the roster= Torey Lovullo, Humberto Quintero (bullpen catcher)

Should I cheer for them?

Sure, why not.