It’s April folks! You know what that means right? Of course you do, it means
shit gets real now. Every pitch matters, every hit matters and every damn game matters.
In the first 5 weeks of the season the Blue Jays have 22 games scheduled versus the AL East. It is imperative that the Jays get off to a good start as these April games could and most likely will come back to bite them in the ass if they don’t do well. For example, in the first 5 weeks of the 2016 season, they had 20 games versus the AL East and came out with a record of 10-10, which could have factored into them battling until the end of the season for a Wild Card position. This year, if they expect to win the division and make the playoffs then a hot start is definitely needed as the rest of the AL East teams in my opinion have gotten better.
After going to the ALCS in consecutive seasons, the expectations for this team is to make the playoffs again and finally break through to the World Series. It will be tough with positions like Left Field and First Base still not solidified. Also, with closer Roberto Osuna starting the season on the 10-day disabled list, the offense will need to carry the team for the first couple of weeks. However, every team goes into the season with holes at various positions that need to filled, if the Jays can fill those holes quicker than the other teams filling theirs then they could be in good shape. In closing, I sincerely hope Gibby can manage this team through more peaks than valleys in 2018 as there won’t be any time to play
the fuck around like in past seasons.