Determining the keys to success for the 2023 Toronto Blue Jays
By Edward Eng
Analyzing the keys to success for the 2023 Toronto Blue Jays.
As the 2023 MLB season begins, many Blue Jays fans are excited to see the new changes that they have made this offseason, including both the acquisitions of new players for the team, as well as the long overdue renovations of Rogers Centre, their home ballpark. However, for the team to be successful and have a productive winning season, there are five key determining factors that will help dictate it.
One of the uniqueness with the current Blue Jays roster is that they include a fair number of players that can play multiple positions competently. This includes Whit Merrifield, Cavan Biggio, Santiago Espinal, and to some extent, Nathan Lukes and Daulton Varsho. Among them, they possess various skills that exemplify differences in speed, defense, power, and batting handedness. As a result, it enables Schneider to deploy various different lineup combinations and fielding configurations each game based on their opponent. How effectively Schneider does this will no doubt be critical in the Jays’ success in winning against equally strong competition.