Are the Blue Jays for real?

The Blue Jays have won 8 of their last 9 games and are tearing it up offensively with the return of Josh Donaldson and Troy Tulowitzki. They are one win from being .500 despite losing 3 of their starting pitchers to injury. But is this winning streak a fluke or are the Blue Jays playoff contenders for the third year in a row?

The Blue Jays are for real, and they have more depth than many teams in the MLB. They lost 2 of their best hitters and 3 of their starting pitchers and still hang around in the standings. That is ridiculous.

Players like Justin Smoak, Kevin Pillar, and Ryan Goins have been nothing short of phenomenal. Justin Smoak has better numbers than his predecessor, Edwin Encarnacion, Kevin Pillar is taking walks, and Ryan Goins has 4 home runs which is one away from his career-high.

The bullpen is pulling its weight, with Ryan Tepera dealing, Osuna is closing, and Jason Grilli regaining his true form. Now imagine the bullpen with Joe Biagini back in it. Wow.

This team is clicking on all cylinders and is getting hot at just the right time. Just wait when J.A. Happ, Aaron Sanchez, and Francisco Liriano come back. This team will be a nightmare to pitch and hit against.






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