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The general consensus that the Toronto Blue Jays have not done enough to upgrade their starting pitching might work in favour of sustaining their betting value in American League East Division champion futures.
The Blue Jays are listed at +333 on the odds to win the AL East at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The New York Yankees are minus money as the -165 favourite, with second-favorite Toronto just ahead of the defending division and AL champion Tampa Bay Rays (+400). The Boston Red Sox (+2200) and Baltimore Orioles (+7500) fill out the board.
Toronto, of course, has been a buyer over the winter, signing slugging outfielder George Springer and middle infielder Marcus Semien, a one-time AL MVP finalist, to add a veteran presence to their nucleus of shortstop Bo Bichette, corner infielder Vladimir Guerrero and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, who helped the Blue Jays score the third-most runs in the AL last season.
The lack of starting pitching depth behind ace lefthander Hyun-Jin Ryu is a concern, but it also suggests the Blue Jays might have their eyes (and budgeting) on adding closer to the trade deadline in a season when many teams carrying big veteran contracts could be …
Author: Nation World HQ / Blue Jays Nation