High on Offense

Take a look at the box score from any of the previous 3 wins by the Blue Jays, and you might think that there was a huge typo or something seriously wrong with the scorekeepers. But it’s true, the new offensive juggernaut of the American League still leads all teams in runs scored, batting average and home runs. Pinch me.

Over the course of the 4 game series against the Minnesota Twins, the Jays scored a total of 31 runs thanks in part to 56 hits and 8 homeruns. Pinch me again.

Despite all this, Yahoo! Sports Power Rankings doesn’t really give the Blue Jays any love in their weekly rankings as the Jays are all the way down in 14th place. Come on guys, the team with the best record in the American League doesn’t even crack the Top 10? How many $10 tall cans do I have to bribe you guys with to get the Blue Jays to move up a few spots? (The answer: no more than six, hopefully).


As the Blue Jays return home for their second homestand of the season, we’re all still high on offense and high on winning. But unlike a 3 day crack binge, I hope this high lasts all season long.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

4 thoughts on “High on Offense

  • April 18, 2009 at 1:36 am

    ridiculous power “rankings”!
    7-3 mariners in 23rd, the 7-3 padres in 27th??? the 3-6 red sox in 2nd? that’s dumber than a tongue on a frozen pole!

  • April 18, 2009 at 3:31 am

    I know – very odd. I think the numbers have a lot to do with where teams were at the end of the season last year. But still very disappointing that none of the teams with the best records were in the Top 10 even.

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