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Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has goals set on championship in 2019

SURPRISE, AZ - NOVEMBER 03: AFL West All-Star, Vladimir Guerrero Jr #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms up 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 warms up 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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The Toronto Blue Jays are not projected to finish anywhere near the top of the American League East in 2019, however, don’t tell that to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

The most anticipated prospect in recent memory has his goals set on vying for a championship in 2019 whenever the young slugger finally gets the call. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was recently interviewed during his time in the Arizona Fall League and had this to say about his expectations for the upcoming season.

"You have to wait your time. You have to wait your time, but if they give me the opportunity, I know I can contribute. I want the Blue Jays fans to keep supporting us. The next generation is coming soon. We are going to try and bring a championship to Toronto this season."

This next generation of talent has grown accustomed to winning at the minor league ranks and are not about to roll over and sail in the 2019 campaign. These uber talents are chomping at the bit for the opportunity to prove to the world they can be a force to be reckoned with on the big league stage.

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The likes of Vladdy, Bo Bichette, and Cavan Biggio coupled with the crop of talent already at the major league level give hope for optimism north of the border.

Just yesterday, MLB scribe Richard Justice tabbed the Blue Jays as one of five potential teams who could surprise in 2019. Along with the Jays, the Pirates, White Sox, Padres, and Mariners were all identified as sleeper picks for the upcoming campaign.

Winning is contagious and breeds confidence in players, the Jays will have a ton of highly skilled and motivated players on their roster attempting to win over their new skipper in 2019. Stranger things have happened.

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If Vladdy tells us his goal for 2019 is a championship, let’s sit back and enjoy the ride and see what these kids can do.

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