AL East Predictions: Why the Toronto Blue Jays Can Catch the Tampa Bay Rays

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AL East Predictions: Why the Toronto Blue Jays Can Catch the Tampa Bay Rays
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If the 2012 MLB season ended today, the Toronto Blue Jays would qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 1993. 

The Baltimore Orioles would be the American League East champions and the Jays would face-off in a one-game playoff against the Tampa Bay Rays

With all due respect to the Orioles, the Rays are the team the young Blue Jays are measuring themselves against at this point in the 2012 season. Tampa Bay was on many lists to finish at the top of the toughest division in baseball, and with one of the strongest rotations in the major leagues, they look to be the most consistent team in the AL. 

That being said, if the Jays can stay close to the Rays—and perhaps pass them—they will break the Joe Carter curse and contend for the AL East title. 

Here's why the Jays have a chance to catch the powerful Rays. 

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