Christmas comes early for Aaron Hill

If anyone is planning on buying on buying holiday gifts for Aaron Hill this year, you have your work cut out for you because he already has everything he could have possibly imagined for in 2009 … and more.

Hill was an All-Star, he’s a proud new father, and he’s the latest member of the Blue Jays to enter the prestigious 30 home run and 100 RBI club. It was fitting that Hill reached that milestone in dramatic fashion – a walk-off hit to win it in extras over the Baltimore Orioles, which was his second game-ending hit of the 2009 season.

The Blue Jays now have a 68-83 record and as the Tao of Stieb has so graciously pointed out, thus eliminates them from finishing last place in the American League East. Although the cries of PLAYOFFS! and PENNANT! have fallen by the wayside, there’s nothing wrong with altering those cheers to FOURTH! With all the things that have gone wrong this season, players like Aaron Hill and Adam Lind have shown that this team is capable of great things.


Congratulations to Aaron Hill for reaching the 30HR/100 RBI milestone and here’s hoping that this is the first of many milestones for Aaron Hill in the future.


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.

5 thoughts on “Christmas comes early for Aaron Hill

  • September 24, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I did a little write up on Hill, while certainly he had a great year, he is gonna need to improve certain facets of his game to really take the next step! Great year though!

  • September 24, 2009 at 1:36 am

    Looking forward to Lind, Hill, and Wells all doing the same next year, with Snider nipping at their heels while Overbay and Encarnacion round it out with 20/80 seasons. Scoots can simply have an OBP of .400 and 120 runs, and whoever is catching can … well … not drop the ball. DH may as well be a 35/110 pick-up while I'm at it.
    PENNANT 2010!!!!

  • September 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    great season Aaron! too bad u had yer baby when i needed u most in all my fantasy pools. but we won't use that as an xcuse now will we??? next yr, it won't be so easy to pick u in the late rnds.
    BJH, congrats on the pool win!

  • September 24, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    QJays, I like your optimism! I think those are all reasonable expectations, save for Overbay – I'm not still convinced EE will put up similar numbers like he did in Cincy, but so far so good.

    eyeB, thanks brother!

    woodpeck, that sucks Hill was out that week. Congrats on third place, my friend. It was a tough battle the whole way through.

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