Who Would Have Won Between the 1993 Blue Jays or 1994 Expos?
The Montreal Expos were poised for greatness in 1994 when a work stoppage shattered their World Series aspirations, however, could have the Expos contingent competed with the 1993 Toronto Blue Jays?
The Toronto Blue Jays defended their World Series title in 1993 by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies on the heels of an epic home run off the bat of slugger Joe Carter. The following season it appeared the Blue Jays may pass the championship torch to their counterpart to the east.
When the 1994 work stoppage took effect the Montreal Expos were sitting in first place in the National League East with an impressive 74-40 record. Montreal was six-games up on the second-place Atlanta Braves and had won 12 of their last 14 when the strike commenced.
Conversely, the World Champion’ Blue Jays were sputtering along in third place with a 55-60 record, 16 games behind the first-place New York Yankees. Toronto did not appear as if they would be in the conversation for a three-peat in 1994.
Let’s take a closer look at how the Expos 1994 roster would have stacked up against the Blue Jays 1993 roster. Take into account the Expos overall statistics will be lower seeing the team only played a total of 114 games.