A Season Of Hope Ended in Bitter Disappointment: The 2023 Toronto Blue Jays

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A Season Of Hope Ended in Bitter Disappointment: The 2023 Toronto Blue Jays

The 2023 Season was supposed to be the year that the Blue Jays finally put it all together. The young superstars were maturing, they obtained some needed pitching depth, and their stadium finally started to get some much needed upgrades. Although they did win 89 games and advance to the playoffs, they were unexpectedly passed in their division by the Baltimore Orioles, who only the year before, were a complete joke. During the season, 2022 pitching stud Alek Manoah fell apart but the rest of the pitching staff picked up the slack. Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr had merely okay years given their pedigrees. In the playoffs, the Jays were quickly swept in 2 games by the Minnesota Twins (3 to 1 in Game 1 and 2 to 0 in Game 2). Has the Jays window of opportunity closed? We will find out this year. For now, let's take a look back to last season. Batter up!

How many games did Alek Manoah win last year for the Jays?

Which Blue Jay reliever had an odd sidearm delivery?

Which Blue Jay reliever only gave up 9 earned runs in 53 innings?

Which player lead the team in stolen bases last year?

How many combined home runs were hit by Jays catchers last year?

Which pitcher started the most games for the team last year?

How many games did the Jays win in the playoffs last year?

Which player had the most RBIs for the Blue Jays last year?

Who had the highest on base percentage last year for the Jays?

How many saves, wins, and losses did Jordan Romano have last year?

What late-season call-up hit 8 home runs late in the year?

How many games did the Jays win in the regular season last year?

Which player had the most home runs for the team last year?

What player lead the team in triples last year?

Who was the only starter to hit over .300 last year?

Which Blue Jay reliever pitched in the most games last year?

Which player had the most hits for the team last year?

Which batter struck out the most times for the Jays last year?

Who is the Manager of the Blue Jays?

From what team did the Jays acquire Dalton Varsho?

Which player had the doubles for the team last year?

Which pitcher had the most saves for the the team last year?

Which Blue Jay reliever actually started 3 games last year?

Which pitcher had the most wins for the Blue Jays last year?

How many games did Hyun Jin Ryu win last year for the Jays?

A Season Of Hope Ended in Bitter Disappointment: The 2023 Toronto Blue Jays

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