Despite the fact that the last calendar year wasn’t that great to the Blue Jays, there were plenty of storylines around the team and the organization.
The 2018 season was a tremendous disappointment for the Blue Jays and their fans, but that doesn’t mean there was a lack of news to follow.
Despite the fact that the team finished 73-89 in a season to forget, there were enough storylines that will stick with even the casual fan for a long time. It was a season that saw significant development for some of the best prospects the franchise has ever had, and a year of more veterans lost to trade, and eventually free agency.
It was a season that resulted in a lot of changes, and not just to the roster either. Like it or not, the Blue Jays are going to look drastically different in 2019, and they’ve finally made a hard commitment toward getting “young and more athletic”, as we’ve heard from GM Ross Atkins and Mark Shapiro for a few years now. There aren’t many remnants of the Alex Anthopoulos era left, at least not on the big league roster, and this team is truly starting to become what the current front office is responsible for, even if it’s in it’s infant stage at the moment.
That’s obviously not all either, as there were highs and lows, and some stuff that might even surprise you that it happened in 2018, as some of it felt like a lifetime ago to me at least.