Monday, October 4, 2010

Reflecting on the 2010 Blue Jays

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Just as Jose Bautista regretted shaving off his beard, I'm having a little bit of separation anxiety and a tough time admitting that another Toronto Blue Jays season is in the books.

Finishing with an 85-77 record, a team pegged by many experts to finish dead last in the American League East somehow managed to win ten more games than last season.

Taking into account they traded away Roy Halladay and had off years from Aaron Hill and Adam Lind, I'd say that's a pretty incredible feat.

I'll have a much more thorough post-mortem on the 2010 season, but in the meantime here are links to some of the posts that basically sum up my thoughts on the 2010 Blue Jays.


The Home Opener HangoverMy View of the 25-Run 4-Hour Marathon
For Buck's Sake
Rick Diculous
Ruiz has been freed, liberated, and released
Did Kevin Gregg get squeezed against the Rays?
Do It For Dad
Lind and Hill: Conjoined Slumping Twins
Buck Martinez and Pat Tabler as Shirt TwinsBreaking Down Jose Bautista's 30 Bombs
Bye Bye Brett Wallace
Rays Barely Borrow A Hit From Morrow
Meats Don't Clash
Beard Today, Moustache Tomorrow for Jose Bautista
All 40 Of Your Home Runs Are Belong To Bautista
Drunk on Drabek
CitoCity Claims Several Casualties
An Audio and Visual Tribute to Jose Bautista's 48 ...
50 Jacks, 50 Facts: Breaking Down Bautista's Home ...
Thank You, Cito

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for the seasons posts. I'm looking forward to the offseason very much. Very curious what this team is going to look like next year.

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  2. Mattt, thanks for reading and commenting as always. Glad to have your input here, and with the new manager search and a GM that's hungry to make some trades, there will definitely be lots to talk about this offseason.

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  3. Nice retrospective - summing up a lot of the highs from a season most people didn't think was possible.

    Hope to see you posting through the offseason, Ian. I'm guessing there won't be many blockbuster deals, but the moves made by the Tallets, Overbays, Encarnacions and Frasors should provide plenty of conversational fodder.

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  4. Robbie, thanks for the kind words! With the managerial search in full swing, I'm sure this offseason will be busier than ever. Plus, they still need to figure out the third base, first base and catching positions out before Opening Day. It should be fun!

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