Can the Toronto Blue Jays Ever Win The World Series?

Can the Toronto Blue Jays Ever Win The World Series?

The Toronto Blue Jays have blown the AL Wild Card race wide open after winning eight of their last nine games. The highlight was an 8-0 blowout victory against the Yankees, but the late comeback win against the Athletics last Friday was equally impressive.

When the Toronto offense is at full strength, it can blow the opposition out of the water. With just four weeks remaining this season, the Blue Jays are edging closer to the Red Sox and the Yankees in the AL. They are currently on course to secure a place in the postseason, and their recent hot streak has fans daring to dream of glory.

Blue Jays Aim to Return to Former Glories

The Blue Jays became the first expansion team to win successive World Series titles in 1992 and 1993. It was a source of great pride for Canadian baseball fans, who delighted in watching the country’s only team enjoy a period of dominance.

Toronto has never returned to the World Series since then, but the team has made some progress during the Ross Atkins era. Last year, the Blue Jays clinched their first playoff berth since 2016. They played to what would have been an 86-win pace in a full 162-game season, as talented youngsters started to fulfil their potential.

The Blue Jays were ultimately swept by the Rays, but they made some promising moves in the offseason to bolster the roster.

A Strong Blend of Youth and Experience

Toronto has had a talented core of promising youngsters for several years. Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. have matured considerably, developing into reliable stars, while the likes of Rowdy Tellez, Alejandro Kirk, Nate Pearson and Teoscar Hernández have contributed to an exciting rebuild.

Yet the most encouraging developments for Blue Jays fans were the signings of George Springer and Marcus Siemen, two monster hitters that both finished in the top 10 in last season’s MVP voting. They have brought real gravitas to this team, forcing the younger players to improve and compete.

These are exciting times for Blue Jays fans. The corporate owners are extremely wealthy, and they have started to splash the cash. The result is that the Toronto offense has at least eight strong on-base players that can compile long innings. The Blue Jays are aggressive, exciting and great to watch.

Further Investment Needed

Despite the recent purple patch, Blue Jays fans will not be getting ahead of themselves. The team still has plenty of holes. There are question marks over the quality of the rotation behind Hyun-Jin Ryu, who threw six scoreless innings with six strikeouts on just 80 pitches in the 8-0 win against the Yankees, and the talented Robbie Ray.

The schedule looks tricky for the remainder of the season, with lots of games against the Rays and Yankees, but recent results suggest that Toronto could reach the postseason. It would be considered an outsider – the Blue Jays are currently priced between +3300 and +6600 with the sportsbooks to win the World Series – but that offense gives it a chance in any series.

The Blue Jays are great fun, but they are unlikely to win the World Series in 2021. However, in the next few years, they could easily add to the two titles they secured back in the early 1990s.

The youngsters continue to improve, and it is encouraging to see the owners investing heavily in the team. With a few more signings like Springer, Siemen and Ryu, the Blue Jays could emerge as the dominant force in the MLB in a couple of years’ time.

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