WAR doesn't work this way...hahahaha, let's not stretch it now.. the Jays won 73 games last year.
Josh Johnson (3.8 WAR)
Jose Reyes (4.5 WAR)
Mark Buehrle (2.1 WAR)
John Buck (1.2 WAR)
emilio Bonafacio (0.6 WAR
But you also lost
Yunekl Escobar (1.8 WAR)
A bunch of WAR off the bench.
I understand you can't just add WAR and come up with a wins total accurately, but for humor's sake: Even if all the players to the Jays replicate their 2012 success, the Jays would be a:
83-84 win team. That would have put them at fourth place in the AL East in 2012. That would have put them 11 games behind the Yankees and 6 games behind the third place Rays. They would have still finished fourth.
THe Yankees, Orioles, and Rays are still the team to beat, and calling them the favorites on paper is crazy. The Jays will need a fully healthy season from about everybody (Bautista, Morrow, Johnson, Reyes) and a bouceback season from Romero is they want to win this. It is still an uphill battle.
I personally think the Jays are going topackage Buehrle and JPA and try to land Justin Upton in a three way deal, but you didn't hear it from me.