What team IS this?

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Who are these guys and what have they done with the Toronto Blue Jays?

Not usually known for their small ball tactics, over the course of their first three Spring Training games the Blue Jays are showing a completely different shade of themselves.

The first thing that stands out in my mind is Aaron Hill’s on base percentage. Given he’s only played two games, but he’s already drawn four walks which equals a 1.000 OBP. I suppose if you preach patience at the plate long enough, hitters will eventually listen.


Secondly, is how the Jays have suddenly employed the running game into their reppetoire. On Wednesday, it was the use of the double steal. Today, it was the hit and run and a bunt from Joey Gathright.

It’s not like Cito Gaston to suddenly change his managing style, but maybe he’s trying to go out with a bang this season by using every trick in the book.

Finally, let’s give a well deserved slow clap to Jose Bautista. The Bautista Appreciation society was most pleased with his performance today: 3 for 3 with two doubles and a home run. And, the home run came off of Cole Hamels – a lefty nonetheless.

Don’t forget, BAS Memberships are still available and make a great gift for the Jays fan!

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.

3 thoughts on “What team IS this?

  • March 6, 2010 at 3:51 am

    BAS!!!! As a card-carrying member, I applaud Jose's performance, what a stud.

  • March 6, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Wear it proudly!

    I just hope Jose has a great year. I really hope 2010 is his coming out party.

  • March 6, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Looking good so far, except for the bullpen guys. I'm very willing to be surprised by the Jays this year.

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