Reflecting on the 2010 Blue Jays

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 Hangover My 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 Twins Breaking 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

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 “Reflecting on the 2010 Blue Jays

  • October 4, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    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.

  • October 4, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    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.

  • October 4, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    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.

  • October 5, 2010 at 4:08 am

    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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