Are the Blue Jays For Real?

Brian GrayContributor IApril 29, 2009

CLEVELAND - APRIL 10: Marco Scutaro #19 of the Toronto Blue Jays celebrates with Aaron Hill  #2 and  Vernon Wells #10 after scoring against the Cleveland Indians in the seventh inning April 10, 2009 at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

With the Toronto Blue Jays 8-1 win over the Kansas City Royals last night, the Toronto Blue Jays are now an Impressive 15-7 and sit in first place in the AL East, one game ahead of Boston (13-7).

Their Record is even more impressive because most of the best experts expected a .500 season from Toronto, and even more impressive is the way they're doing it, or should i say, ways they're doing it.

Tell me on Apr. 29 that Aaron Hill would have a .371 batting average and lead the Majors in hits with 36. We would call you crazy, right?  It doesn't end there, Marcos Scutaro is third in the AL in runs with 21.

Along with Lind and Rolen also hitting over .300, the Blue Jays are among the league leaders in hits, runs, doubles, home runs, batting average...I believe you get the point. They are ripping this team up and, most importantly, it has been a team effort

Their Pitching has been good as well. Roy Halladay has four wins already and both Jason Fraser and Scott Richmond are sporting 3-0 Records, although Fraser, is a reliever, showing that the Jays are finding ways to win late in games.

Romero has been another bright spot for the Jays this year, with a 2-0 record and a 1.71 ERA before his injury. He is currently on the 15-day DL, as is BJ Ryan, who is probably the one weak spot for the Jays this year, as he has already blown three save opportunities, which could be another reason for reliever Jason Fraser's 3-0 record.

Will This season last? Only time will tell, but i would most likely have to say no, while they may do better than most think. They haven't even played an AL East Division rival yet, and when they start to play Boston or the Yankees you'll start to see their record fall.

It will be fun while it lasts, and if by some miracle it does last, Toronto can see their first look at playoff baseball since the Jays won the 1993 World Series. After 16 years, I believe they're due, or they may start looking like that hockey team.