Alex Anthopoulos, Paul Beeston and Rogers Media this offseason have decided now is the time to go all-out and spend the necessary cash to compete in a tough AL East division.
Adding nearly $50 million in payroll this season, the Blue Jays are not only in the discussion for a playoff spot, but some are even pegging the Jays as American League favourites and a possible World Series team.
Needless to say, after years and years of mediocrity, the Jays look like they are primed to compete in 2013 and for a few years after that.
Anthopoulos built up the Jays farm system for this day—the day he has to trade some of the higher-level talents for MLB ready talent in order for the Jays to compete.
By adding the likes of R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Melky Cabrera, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and Maicer Izturis, Anthopoulos is well on his way toward making the Jays relevant.
For the Jays to compete, though, they will need a few players to play to their potential. Here's the top five players who should have bounce-back seasons in 2013.