The Blue Jays are now the only Toronto based team still playing in any of the major sports.
Heading into the NBA playoffs, lots of talk was on the Toronto Raptors in regards to whether they’d be able to repeat as champions after they lost their best player in Kawhi Leonard. Even while getting their first playoff series sweep in franchise history against the Brooklyn Nets, they proved they weren’t good enough to repeat as they lost to the Boston Celtics in game seven.
The Raptors season is now over. The same goes for the Toronto Maple Leafs who were eliminated by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the qualifying round. With the Raptors and Maple Leafs now done and no Toronto team in the NFL, all eyes and media attention will now be shifted towards the Toronto Blue Jays.
There is the Toronto FC playing in the MLS restart although the fanfare and media attention for soccer in Toronto or even North America is very low.
With the Blue Jays standing at 24-20 heading into Saturday’s tilt against the New York Mets, they have 16 games left to play where they will attempt to hold onto a playoff spot. They’re currently second in their division, half a game up on the New York Yankees and 4.5 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays for first place in the AL East.
If the regular season were to end today, they would finish as the 5th seed in the American League and would face Josh Donaldson and the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
The season is still ongoing though as they have two more games against the Mets, four against the Philadelphia Phillies, seven against the Yankees, and three against the Baltimore Orioles. To the Jays benefit, 10 of those games are at home.
Even though the Jays currently hold a playoff spot, anything can happen from now until September 27th, the last day of the regular season. Until then, all eyes will be on the Blue Jays moving forward.