The Toronto Blue Jays are prepared for more success in 2023 after winning 92 games and earning a Wild Card spot in 2022.
The team ultimately collapsed in the Wild Card series, losing an 8-1 lead in the second game of the series and watching their season end in disappointing and embarrassing fashion.
With moves to sign Chris Bassitt and Kevin Kiermaier and trade for Daulton Varsho, the Blue Jays look prepared to do more damage.
Led by Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Jays have a stacked lineup.
On Wednesday, Guerrero was taking batting practice at the Blue Jays spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida, and he had a special visitor observing him.
Like Father, Like Son 💙 #PLAKATA pic.twitter.com/29EfY71R1i
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) February 15, 2023
The visitor in question was Guerrero’s father, Hall of Fame slugger Vladimir Guerrero Sr.
Guerrero Sr. was an eight-time Silver Slugger, a nine-time All-Star, an MVP, and a Home Run Derby champion.
And so, he took some time to watch his son go about his business and prepare for the 2023 season.
Guerrero had a solid season in 2022, hitting .274 with 32 home runs, 90 runs scored, a 3.9 WAR, and an OPS of .818.
He’ll look to follow that up with another solid season.
But he was certainly putting in the work yesterday, and his Hall of Fame father ought to be proud of him for everything he has been able to accomplish thus far in just a few short years.
The 23-year-old is a two-time All-Star, a former Silver Slugger, and a former Gold Glover.
He also has earned All-Star Game MVP honors.
Guerrero is set up for another big year at the plate as the Blue Jays look to take the next step.NEXT: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Has A Message For Baseball Fans