Toronto Blue Jays: Does Anyone Have a Stronger Team…on Paper?

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Toronto Blue Jays: Does Anyone Have a Stronger Team…on Paper?
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After all of the offseason acquisitions and movement, the Toronto Blue Jays completely changed their predictions and outlook for the 2013 season. With the acquisition of bona fide all-stars such as Josh Johnson (whose agent stated that he would be open to a contract extension in Toronto) and Jose Reyes (he of the 2011 batting title) as well key team players in Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifacio, the Blue Jays look primed for their first playoff experience in 20 years.

However, as the Marlins showed us last year, being "primed" is one thing and executing is another.

So we won’t know until about nine months or so from now if the Blue Jays offseason moves brought them back to the postseason. But with so much interest and excitement brewing in Toronto over the Blue Jays let us look at what other teams look to be as good as the Blue Jays on paper. As the Arkells (who formed in Hamilton) have taught us, "on paper" only means so much.

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