With the season inching closer some of the big questions have started to become even more clear. Here are the main questions around what’s expected to be a bridge season until the Blue Jays contend once again with the wave of top prospects arriving to Toronto.
2018 was another disappointing season for a Blue Jays’ team that had many veterans, but also saw some of it’s young players and prospects make an impact at the big league level. This coming season will be a lot different with veterans like Russell Martin, Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ, Troy Tulowitzki and former star of the team, Josh Donaldson, being gone, along with the now ex-manager John Gibbons.
The Blue Jays will have a very young team that will look to start a new era in Toronto waiting for the rest of prospects to arrive. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Ryan Borucki, Danny Jansen and in some time Vladimir Guerrero Jr., will have very important roles in a season which is expected to be a bridge year, and the team not being expected to contend.
As the season comes close to its beginning, some doubts surrounding the 2019 Blue Jays surge. The eternal Vladimir Guerrero Jr. case, the health of the rotation leaders Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez, whose success the team strongly relies on, the arrivals of top prospects like Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio to the big leagues, and the expectations on the offseason additions, are all cases that create some doubt in a season that could be another insignificant campaign, or maybe a pleasantly surprising one.