DUNEDIN, FLA. - With age comes wisdom.
“The sky is the limit for this team, we can win the division, go farther and win the World Series — but I’m not going to be naive to say it,” said Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen.
“I’ve never been a bulletin-board guy,” said Janssen, 31, seated in the back row of the right field bullpen atop the blue outfield fence at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Sunday morn.
Janssen gave the 22nd annual spring training, state-of-the-union address, a right which goes to the senior member of the Jays in terms of Toronto service time.
With six years and 63 days service, Janssen took his turn, following in the footsteps of the likes of Joe Carter, Pat Hentgen, Carlos Delgado, Vernon Wells, Roy Halladay and Jason Frasor a year ago.
“We’re going to be right in the race in the middle of September, up a few, down a few,” said Janssen. “We don’t want to win the wild card.