The Blue Jays finished the 2019 season on a high note this weekend, winning their final two games on Saturday and Sunday in front of modest-sized-but-enthusiastic crowds. About 25,000 fans came out to watch this Jays squad glide out their regular season, earning back-to-back wins against a hungover Rays squad to ensure the franchise didn’t set a new single-season low for wins in the post-expansion-years era.
It’s certainly a far cry from three and four years ago when the Dome was loaded with fans backing the club as they geared up for playoff runs. Those 2015 and 2016 teams feel like a lifetime ago at this point. Still, it didn’t have the same exhausted relief vibe that the previous two finales did. The 2017 and 2018 teams were a slog to follow as they carried the burden of unrealistic hopes and expectations. This team, as bad as it was, made things interesting.
So, what can we make of 2019?
Back in March, we put out an optimistic, pessimistic, and a realistic outlook heading into the season. The conclusion of my realistic expectations post was that we didn’t have to have any expectations and that was a good thing. I figured that just embracing …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation