As far as fans of the Blue Jays and all things American League, the senior circuit, the National League, is a bit like the other side of the moon — you know it’s there but you can’t see it.
Although there is interleague play and all, the National League still seems to be a bit of an odd duck to most American League fans.
Last year the Cardinals from St. Louis won the loop before falling to the Beantowners and square-jawed John Farrell of Boston in the World Series.
The Cardinals will be one of the top teams again but there is plenty of intrigue to be found in the other league that still allows its pitchers to hit.
Here’s a skip through the NL with teams and players to keep an eye on.
By far the most mercurial, exciting player to hit the big leagues last year happened to play right field for the Los Angeles Dodgers — Yasiel Puig.