2013 Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Biggest Surprises so Far

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2013 Toronto Blue Jays: 5 Biggest Surprises so Far
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The 2013 Toronto Blue Jays season has not gone according to plan. 

After a flurry of offseason maneuvers, the expectations placed upon the team were the highest in decades. While it was reasonable to look up and down the new roster and expect the team to contend in the American League East, nothing in baseball ever goes the way you think it will. 

Two months into the season, the Jays bandwagon had become significantly lighter, with fair-weather fans jumping off as quickly as the losses piled up. 

However, after injuries to key players, the regression of Ricky Romero and some shrewd roster moves from general manager Alex Anthopoulos, the Jays are back in the thick of things. 

Beyond storylines like Munenori Kawasaki's emergence as a fan favorite and R.A. Dickey's struggles on the mound, there have been plenty of curveballs through just three months of baseball. 

With the 2013 season already salvaged thanks to an 11-game win streak as of June 24, here's a look at the biggest surprises in an already unpredictable year for the Blue Jays. 

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