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  1. #1
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    Blue Jays Finally Contenders??

    This is coming from a Jays fan since 2000 that has seen nothing but garbage team after garbage team for over a decade.

    At the trade deadline, we picked up two very good bullpen arms in Delabar and Lincoln. As well, we still have Casey Jannsen and will get back Sergio Santos next year along with a few other very good arms in our bullpen which should be a major strength for the team.

    The line-up now consists of two potent power bats in Encarnacion and Jose Bautista as well as good hitters like Rasmus, Arencibia, Lind, Brett Lawrie and potentially Travis D'Arnaud. Now we added one of the best lead off hitters and table setters to a lineup already potent to begin with.

    Finally, we have the pitching staff. Josh Johnson was very good for the most part in his first year back last season. Mark Buerhle spent his entire career in Chicago and knows how to pitch in the AL to be a good 3rd start. Brendan Morrow was one of the best AL pitchers up until his injury. Lastly, Ricky Romero struggled mightily but his career thus far has suggested a pitcher much better then the one we saw last year.

    With all that talent, I think that this team, at least on paper and Angels, Rangers, Phillies, etc. fans know that paper is pretty preliminary, but on paper this team actually looks like one of the top teams in the AL at this point.

    What do you guys think?
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    They definitlely have a good shot. Lets see what the Yankees/Red Sox do in the offseason though

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    Lets wait for this trade to go through officially

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    Not ready to crown them AL east champs myself but they are definitely a much better team

    it will only come down to health because the talent is there

    props to vick27m

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    Possibly.

    Edit: Look at my avatar. Anything is possible.

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    Not yet. These guys still need to prove they can be healthy for the entire year and live up to their price tags. That being said, I'm excited.

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    It all depends on health. There still plenty of off season left.

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    i think you've not been watching baseball closely if you think you've seen nothing but garbage team after garbage team for the past decade!
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    well unfortunately it looks like you were right about Bargs...

    but hopefully we can use his expiring, if not at least we unloaded Novak's deal...

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    Moreso than they have been in 15 or 20 years, IIRC. That division could be there for the taking if the Yankees can't re up well.

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    I still like the Rays to win the East
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    Jays need to fill the DH and LF hole (say Swisher and Upton?).

    If they do that, yes they will be AL east champions most likely.

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    Maybe.

    But then again, some also thought the Marlins would make some noise before they ended up underachieving.

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    Nope.


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    if they were healthy this past season they would have been contenders,,so hell yupp.

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    We need a manager first
    Then we need baustista to regain form
    Then we need ricky to rebound
    Then edwin to continue his great season

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