Blue Jays: The important unanswered questions from this season

TORONTO, ON - MARCH 30: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays looks up during batting practice before the start of MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MARCH 30: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays looks up during batting practice before the start of MLB game action against the Detroit Tigers at Rogers Centre on March 30, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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TORONTO, ON – APRIL 02: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays addresses the media after completing a trade earlier in the day that sent Kevin Pillar #11 to the San Francisco Giants during MLB game action against the Baltimore Orioles at Rogers Centre on April 2, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

We learned a lot about the talented young Blue Jays roster in 2020, but there are some significant questions that need to be answered ahead of next season.

Yesterday I wrote about some of the questions that the Blue Jays found answers to in 2020, and the list is fairly extensive. That said, even with a relatively successful season with a .533 winning percentage and a short cameo in the playoffs, there are still plenty of questions to be answered.

Despite the fact that they had a winning season, there were plenty of blown opportunities throughout the year, and there are clear areas that the front office will need to address to push this group from good to great. Part of that transformation is simply having their talented young roster gain the MLB experience it takes to truly thrive, but it’s hard to argue that this team is a finished product.

That’s especially the case as they’re set to lose several players to free agency including Taijuan Walker, Matt Shoemaker, Robbie Ray, Ken Giles, Anthony Bass, A.J. Cole, Jonathan Villar, Joe Panik, and more. Some of them may be re-signed, but even if the Blue Jays don’t get as aggressive as they’ve discussed with the media so far, they will need to bring in a few bodies at the very least.

It should be an interesting off-season, especially after teams had a year without ticket revenue, and that factor may drastically change the free agency process. Hopefully the Blue Jays can take advantage, because there are questions that still need to be answered for 2020 and beyond. Let’s have a look at some of those bigger questions.

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