For a change of pace, we’re not going to talk about pitching and the battle for the fifth spot in the rotation.
Instead of the Blue Jays’ weakness, we’ll take a look at one of their perceived strengths, their offence.
It is expected to be one of the more consistent groups one through nine, an offence that remains heavily reliant on the home run and extra-base hit to generate runs.
The lineup does not sport a bunch of hitters who grind out at-bats and hit for a high average.
Jose Reyes will be in the leadoff spot and he has the ability to hit .300-plus and work his on-base percentage over last year’s .353 mark.
The thumpers in the lineup are Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion and everyone knows what they can do. They are one of the best pairs of back-to-back sluggers in the league.
Hopes are also high that Adam Lind and Colby Rasmus can improve off last year’s numbers and both have plenty of pop.