After finishing in fourth place in the AL East last season, expectations are high for the Toronto Blue Jays heading into the 2013 season. In fact, many believe the moves they’ve made during the offseason are good enough to make them favorites to win the 2013 World Series–which is a bold statement that may be true.
Numerous gambling sites are selecting Toronto as the favorite to win it all at this point during the offseason and it’s difficult to argue the case considering the type of offseason they’ve had so far. Not only did the Blue Jays pull off a blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins in which they acquired key players like Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buehrle, but they recently landed R.A. Dickey from the New York Mets after agreeing to a two-year extension.
In other words–why wouldn’t anyone consider the Blue Jays as favorites to win the World Series at this point in the offseason?
Toronto will arguably have one of the top rotation’s in baseball next season after acquiring these three key pitchers this offseason and with the type of potential they have in their lineup–the offense should be able to display enough runs to not only make them contenders in the AL East, but the American League as well. It won’t be easy considering just about every team in the AL East seems capable of taking home the division title next season, but there’s no reason why the Blue Jays shouldn’t be considered the favorites to win it all at this point.
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