There are certain things that Blue Jays fans will remember for the rest of their life. For many, the 2015 season was a first-hand glimpse of baseball played at the highest level. It was a novel feeling and experience that clung to the body and mind as each pitch, each swing set the stage for something bigger. Torontonians will recall where they were when Jose Bautista hit his three-run home run heard around the world against Texas to clinch the ALDS. They will equally relive the strike three call on the outside part of the plate to Ben Revere. It is a feeling Blue Jays fans have a taste for, and that hunger for success will be alive and well in 2016.
A new year means a new season, different personnel, but the end goal is still the same. It is finally time to turn the page on one of the most successful campaigns in franchise history, and look forward to another 162 games of quality baseball.
Storylines are plentiful going into the 2016 season for the Toronto Blue Jays.
Many who were questioning Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins, including myself, after landing Jesse Chavez, slightly overpaying for J.A. Happ and losing Mark Lowe, have come to realize that this front office has a vision, and there is a good chance they are steering this team in the right direction.
First, let’s take a look at who they received.