The Toronto Blue Jays will begin Grapefruit League action on Saturday, February the 23rd when they host the Detroit Tigers at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida. Although the weather in Toronto has yet to turn for the better, baseball is on the horizon and Blue Jays supporters are beginning to consider which storylines will capture headlines in 2019. Fans have to be wondering who will emerge as a surprise contributor, and who will fail to live up to expectations.
We’re all awaiting the much-anticipated debut of one of the most hyped prospects of all time. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will have the spotlight shining on him as soon as he arrives in Toronto, but there are several other intriguing narratives that will play out throughout the year. Will we see Bo Bichette in the Rogers Centre at any point this summer? Which Jays will find themselves on new teams following the trade deadline? How will Danny Jansen fare in his rookie campaign?
Throughout the year Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins will continue to morph this roster into one they believe will be able to compete for a World Series in the near future. It will be interesting to see which veterans are moved for additional prospect capital, and which young players are introduced into the fold. While this season will likely end with the Jays on the outside looking in for the third straight time, the incoming wave of young talent gives fans plenty to be excited about at 1 Blue Jays Way.