Saturday, June 4, 2011

Toronto Blue Jays

1B  Carlos Delgado – Six straight 100-RBI seasons; hit 30+ HRs for the Jays eight times.
2B  Roberto Alomar – Won five Gold Gloves in Toronto; batted .307 as a Blue Jay and twice stole 50+ bases.
SS  Tony Fernandez – A fine hitter with speed (17 triples in ’90); won 4 straight Gold Gloves (1986-1989).
3B  Kelly Gruber – Tallied 31 HRs and 118 RBI in 1990; also won the Gold Glove.
OF  Jesse Barfield – Strong arm helped win 2 Gold Gloves; topped 20 HRs four times in the 1980s.
OF  Lloyd Moseby – Stole 30+ bases five straight years (1984-88); decent power.
OF  Joe Carter – Six seasons in Toronto with 100+ RBI; walk-off HR ended the ’93 World Series.
C  Ernie Whitt – Blue Jay backstop of the 1980s; hit 15+ HRs six times.
DH  George Bell – Hit 47 HRs during his MVP season in 1987.
Bench  John Olerud – Several good years in Toronto and one great one in ’93 (.363, 24, 107).
Pitcher  Roy Halladay – Dominant starter for nearly a decade in Toronto before leaving in 2009.
Pitcher  Dave Stieb – Blue Jay ace of the ’80s; won ERA crown in 1985.
Pitcher  Jimmy Key – Barely edges out Hentgen; posted 17 wins and a league best 2.76 ERA in ’87.
Closer  Tom Henke – Saved 217 games for the Jays from ’85 to ’92.

The Blue Jays won back-to-back titles in ’92 and ’93, but haven't done much since. I wonder if NAFTA had anything to do with that.

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