If you were to make up a squad of the best Toronto Blue Jays to ever put on the uniform, who would make the team? Let the debate begin.
Like many of you, the other day I was scrolling through Twitter hoping that I might see some semblance of baseball news.
I eventually came across a post that said, “Your Favourite MLB team’s all-time lineup”, so I decided to play along. Some of the choices were fairly obvious to me, and others were quite the internal debate, and even led me to doing a little bit more research in some cases.
I also did my best to avoid recency bias, and as a 35 year old man who was borderline addicted to watching the Blue Jays in the early 90’s, I feel like I can do that fairly enough. I didn’t get to witness the early days of Blue Jays success in the 80’s first hand, but I feel that I’ve properly accounted for that era, although feel free to tell me if you feel otherwise. And since we’re only just seeing the start of the careers of guys like Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, and more, I didn’t include them at all, even if they might make this fictional team someday.
I also kept things fairly simple in terms of a lineup. I’ve included a typical nine-man lineup with a designated hitter, and also a four-man bench (the 26th roster spot hasn’t officially begun, after all). I also attached a “peak” season to each player, and listed their stats from that year.
Of course, this is all just my opinion and you’re more than welcome to tell me how wrong I am in the comments section at the end. I’ll get to the pitching staff later this week as well, but for now, let’s have a look at who makes up my all-time Blue Jays lineup.
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