The 2021 MLB season is nearly upon us, and it’s an exciting time to be a Blue Jays fan. It’s also time for some bold predictions about the year ahead.
The Blue Jays have had a very productive winter, signing key free agents like George Springer, Marcus Semien, Kirby Yates, and more. They could still use another weapon or two for the starting rotation, but otherwise Ross Atkins and the front office took care of the vast majority of the off-season checklist, and the new and improved lineup should score a ton of runs.
That being said, there are still plenty of questions about the future of this group, and many different ways the 2021 season could go. With that in mind I figured it would be fun to take a shot at five bold predictions for the season ahead. The AL East is arguably a little more vulnerable than usual, but the Yankees will continue to be of the top contenders, and you know the Rays will find a way to remain as pesky as always, even after losing Blake Snell (traded to San Diego) and Charlie Morton (signed in Atlanta as a free agent). It was a nice change to see the Blue Jays aggressively pursuing roster upgrades when so many other clubs have been pinching pennies.
We’ll see if it ultimately pays off, but right now Charlie Montoyo has to be feeling pretty good about his team on paper. We don’t have a crystal ball to see the future, but let’s get to my five bold predictions for 2021.