2015 Record: 93-69
Runs Per Game: 5.47 (1st)
Team ERA: 3.80 (12th)
Run Differential: +221 (1st)
What Went Right:
Josh Donaldson won the AL MVP so I’d say that trade worked out. Edwin Encarcion and Jose Bautista again hit a bunch of home runs. Kevin Pillar was stellar defensively in center field.
David Price was really good in his short time in Canada. The top of the bullpen, made up by a bunch of unknowns, was actually good.
What Went Wrong:
Jose Reyes was bad when he was with the Jays but he got traded.
Marcus Stroman got hurt in spring training. Mark Buehrle and R.A. Dickey weren’t all that good.
Player to Watch?:
Drew Hutchison had a terrible ERA last year but he’s still talented.
There’s Always Next Year:
They were unable to keep Price but this lineup is still going to be deadly next year.
How Did We Do:
We had the Blue Jays as competing for a playoff spot. They were a bit better than that, finishing second in the American League.