The Toronto Blue Jays are slowly building a powerhouse.
Yes, they lost two key components of the 2021 team in Robbie Ray (the Cy Young award winner in the American League) and Marcus Semien, but they signed ace Kevin Gausman and still have money to spend in free agency 2.0.
They boast the same offensive talent that scored the third-most runs in MLB last year, with 846, and one of those star players is shortstop Bo Bichette.
Bichette talked to the media upon reporting to the Blue Jays’ training camp on Friday to start spring training.
Keegan Matheson quoted him as saying that the season returning, and playing baseball in general is “good for the soul.”
“Bo Bichette says ‘it’s good for the soul’ to be back out on the field. He worked all offseason with his father, Dante, plus some local teammates. He also went to Texas to work with Troy Tulowitzki. ‘I think we’ve got a chance to do something special,'” Matheson tweeted on Friday after chatting with Bichette.
Bo Bichette says “it’s good for the soul” to be back out on the field. He worked all offseason with his father, Dante, plus some local teammates. He also went to Texas to work with Troy Tulowitzki.
“I think we’ve got a chance to do something special.” #BlueJays
— Keegan Matheson (@KeeganMatheson) March 11, 2022
The Jays Will Make A Run At The AL East With The Help Of Bichette
The Jays, indeed, are building something special, and they will have George Springer healthy from the start, they hope.
But even with no extra additions, the Jays, who finished 91-71 in 2021 and missed the playoffs by one game, are good enough to make a run at the AL East.
They will be led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bichette, who hit .298/.343/.484 with 29 homers, 121 runs, 102 RBI, and 25 stolen bases in 2021.