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Blue Jays: The big questions for this team in a 60 game season

DUNEDIN, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 27: Toronto Blue Jays line up for the National Anthems before the spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at TD Ballpark on February 27, 2020 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
DUNEDIN, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 27: Toronto Blue Jays line up for the National Anthems before the spring training game against the Minnesota Twins at TD Ballpark on February 27, 2020 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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DUNEDIN, FL – FEBRUARY 27: General view of Toronto Blue Jays signage on the outfield wall during a Grapefruit League spring training game against the New York Yankees at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on February 27, 2018 in Dunedin, Florida. The Yankees won 9-8. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** /

Now that it looks like baseball will return in late July, what are the big questions for the Blue Jays ahead of the 60 game season in 2020?

It was a very ugly process, but on Tuesday evening we finally got the news that baseball will return in 2020. At least, that’s the legitimate plan for the time being.

Reports indicate that teams will begin their second spring training on July 1st, with the regular season schedule getting underway on July 24th. It doesn’t give them a lot of time to get ready, but hopefully most players have been staying in shape in anticipation of a return.

I’lll admit that I was growing more pessimistic by the day about whether we’d see baseball this year, and now that it looks like we’ll have a season after all, it’s worth re-starting a lot of conversations we were having earlier this spring.

What are the big questions facing the Blue Jays this year? Obviously the whole league is going to have to make some adjustments with a reduced schedule, new safety protocols, and playing games without fans in attendance, but how will this affect the Blue Jays in particular?

The 2020 campaign should have been a season focused on growth for this young club, and hopefully making a significant improvement from their 67-win season a year ago. That said, the stakes have completely changed now, and it’ll be very interesting to see how things go for this talented young team, but also how this strange season impacts the players on the roster.

Let’s have a look at some of the bigger questions facing this team right now as they prepare to get back on the diamond.

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