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Blue Jays: Recapping the big storylines from 2018

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts as he bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays reacts as he bats during the Arizona Fall League All Star Game at Surprise Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – JUNE 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays speaks to members of the media before the start of MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on June 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

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.

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