The Canadian Press has officially given the title “team of the year” to our Toronto Blue Jays.
In 2015, the Jays managed to make it to the MLB playoffs, breaking the longest playoff drought in the major league.
The Toronto Blue Jays received 71% of the vote in a survey of Canadian broadcasters and editors, to receive the title, team of the year.
Injury hit the team early in the pre-season, starting with young pitcher Marcus Stroman.
Star third baseman Josh Donaldson was acquired from Oakland. Donaldson gave Jays fans a show this year by hitting 41 home runs, diving into the stands to catch foul ball pop-ups and fearless headfirst slides into home plate.
With a rough start to the beginning of the season, the Jays continued to make changes. Acquiring pitcher David Price in July. The Jays never looked back from that point on and they went on to win the American League East for the sixth time in franchise history capturing the division title.
Toronto faced the Texas Rangers in the opening series of the playoffs. Winning the series in five games with Jose Bautista’s famous home run bat toss in the final game. After the amazing turnaround, the Jays would go on to lose to the KC Royals in six games in the American League Championship series.
The Blue Jays became Canada’s team in 2015. They no longer belong to one city. They brought together baseball fans all across the country, including those who are nostalgic for the Montreal Expos. Michel Lorrain, Vice-President, Cogeco.