My tradition at this site for previewing the Blue Jays ahead of Opening Day is to take an optimistic, pessimistic, and realistic look at the team.
I walked through the rose-coloured-glasses, hope-springs-eternal, everything-can-and-will-go-right scenic route on Wednesday, outlining all of the upside on the roster and why it’s absolutely worth being excited about this group.
Since baseball is a cruel game designed to break your heart, we know deep down that the optimistic view is fool’s gold. So, next, I would take the pessimistic approach, in which everything can and will go wrong and we expect the worst.
But this season is a bit different. The doom-and-gloom approach ultimately boils down to Major League Baseball’s tightrope walk over the COVID-19 volcano going incredibly wrong. At the very worst, this season crashes into a wall and goes up in smoke. There’s really no need to write an entire article about how quickly things can implode as teams travel around the United States during a pandemic, I figure, so I’m just going to get into the Realist’s Guide to the 2020 Blue Jays.
I’ll kick this off by …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation