Blue Jays: Some big questions were answered in 2020
There were a lot of question marks surrounding the Blue Jays entering the 2020 campaign, and while some remain, we also learned a lot in 62 games.
When the 2020 season began it was really hard to know what to expect from the Toronto Blue Jays. They played regular season games before they even officially had a home stadium for the regular season, and in a lot of ways that set the tone for a bizarre year.
That said, it was a relatively successful season for the Blue Jays, especially when you consider that they had just 67 wins a year ago when the schedule included a regular slate of 162 games. It was a tremendous leap for this talented young team, and while it can be dangerous to read too much into a relatively small sample size, I still feel like we learned a lot about this group in a short time.
That will be important as the front office enters a fresh off-season, and one would think that that Ross Atkins and company can think more like contenders than they were a year ago, or even than they had anticipated for this coming winter. That could lead to a more aggressive pursuits of free agents, or maybe the front office will decide to start using some of their trade chips to put some finishing touches on the rebuild.
Whatever direction they decide to go, the results from this season will certainly guide a lot of their decisions. Let’s have a gander at some of the important things they may have learned in 2020, and how that could affect the plans ahead.