Blue Jays: The postseason is not out of the realm of possibilities for 2020

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Cavan Biggio #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. #13 after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Cavan Biggio #8 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Lourdes Gurriel Jr. #13 after hitting a two-run home run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Blue Jays have shown glimpses of their capabilities on offense and what we can expect moving forward if the core can remain healthy in 2020.

The postseason is not out of the realm of possibilities especially if the brain trust commits to beefing up the starting rotation this offseason. The Blue Jays have won seven of their last 10 including their last three series versus the Red Sox, Yankees and a sweep of the Orioles.

The Jays will avoid the dubious 100 loss season thanks in part to their recent winning streak. The team sits fourth in the AL East with a 62-91 record and are 22-24 since the Bo Bichette promotion on July 29th.

Although on it’s face, the record is not overly flattering, however, that comes on a season where the Blue Jays have utilized 21 different starting pitchers to begin a contest, the second-most in MLB history.

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With Lourdes Gurriel Jr. finally healthy again, we are getting a preview of what the top of the batting will look like in 2020. The likes of Gurriel, Bichette, Vladimir Gurerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio have the potential to put up some huge numbers and propel the offense atop the order.

The offense is in good shape when Randal Grichuk, Rowdy Tellez and Teoscar Hernandez are your complementary pieces. A full season of Bichette, Vladdy, and Biggio should increase the win total exponentially next season

The starting pitching will be better next season with the return of Matt Shoemaker and Ryan Borucki who have essentially been shelved for the entire season. Then add Nate Pearson to the mix once his service times becomes a non-factor.

If the Jays can add a decent free agent arm to the mix, the rotation could become respectable in short order.

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I am not suggesting the Blue Jays will run the gamut and win the AL East but there is definitely a chance they can compete for a Wild Card spot in 2020. Anything can happen in the postseason if you get hot at the right time.

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