Blue Jays: Even without a ring, it’s been a good decade

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 14: Jose Bautista /
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TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 14: General manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate the 6-3 win against the Texas Rangers as Ben Revere
TORONTO, ON – OCTOBER 14: General manager Alex Anthopoulos and manager John Gibbons of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrate the 6-3 win against the Texas Rangers as Ben Revere /

They may not have won a championship or even made a World Series appearance, but there’s been a lot to celebrate over the last decade of Blue Jays baseball.

It’s hard not to be at least a little bit reflective when a year comes to an end, and we have the added bonus of the closing of a decade to think about in 2019. Life has been mostly great to me over the last ten years, and I look forward to what’s ahead, and hope you feel the same way.

Because a huge part of my life is my passion for the Toronto Blue Jays, I can’t help but think about the way the last ten years have gone for my favourite team. It’s hard to believe that the last decade closed with Roy Halladay being traded to the Phillies on December 15th, 2009, signalling the end of an era back then.

With the rebuild that was put into motion a year ago, the Blue Jays got started a little early on turning the page this decade, but the future appears to be much brighter as a result. That said, we’ve had a lot of great memories over the last 10 years of Blue Jays baseball, and I’d like to take you for a trip down memory lane highlighting a few of the best parts, at least how I remember them anyway.

The Jays may not have won a World Series over the last decade, or even made an appearance in the Fall Classic, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t some franchise defining moments, and a few players that will likely end up on the “Level of Excellence” someday.

With that, let’s have a look at some of the best of the last decade.

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