Toronto Blue Jays' Silver Sluggers

Ian HunterCorrespondent INovember 12, 2009

BOSTON - SEPTEMBER 29:  Aaron Hill #2 and Adam Lind #26 of the Toronto Blue Jays are congratulated by teammates after Lind hit a two run homer in the first inning against the Boston Red Sox on September 29, 2009 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Of all the sights that Blue Jays fans were subjected to over 162 games this year, the one above is one that I never got sick of seeing.

For their incredible efforts this season, Adam Lind and Aaron Hill were rewarded as recipients of the American League Silver Slugger awards . The two brought strength and power back to the heart of the Blue Jays lineup in 2009, combining for 71 home runs and 222 RBIs.

Prior to the start of the 2009 season, like most folks I would have been happy to have one 30/100 hitter in the lineup, let alone two. As much as I was screaming that the Jays needed to sign a free agent big bat, Hill and Lind have proven that sometimes the best solutions come from within the organization.

Congratulations boys, job well done.