Toronto Blue Jays Seek More Postseason Action in 2024

The recent success of the Toronto Blue Jays has made them a relatively popular team with gamblers. But that baseball betting odds popularity has driven down Toronto’s value. Despite winning 91 games in 2022 and 92 games in 2023, the Blue Jays finished in the red in both times. Concurrently, Toronto is a hot property on the futures market for 2024. Also, they get support based on their recent winning ways. For the third time in four years, the Toronto Blue Jays made the playoffs in 2023. All three times, the Blue Jays were eliminated in two games.

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2024 Toronto Blue Jays Manager

Manager John Schneider was a previous Blue Jay coach before taking over as manager midway through 2022. Overall, His career offshore betting record is 135-101, with two playoff campaigns.

2024 Toronto Blue Jays Key Players

RHP Kevin Gausman is the number one starter. Last year, he was 12-9 with a 3.16 EA and 1.18 WHIP. He is a two-time All-Star.

RHP Closer Jordan Romano saved 36 games in 40 opportunities in 2023 with a record of 5-7 and a 2.90 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP.

1B, OF, DH Vladimir Guerrero remains the MLB odds marquee man on the Blue Jays. Correlate, he is a three-time All-Star, including last season. Last year, Guerrero scored 78 runs with 30 doubles, 26 home runs, 94 runs batted in with a .264 average and .789 OPS. It was his second straight season with a production drop from his peak in 2021.

2024 Blue Jays Offseason Moves

Key offseason acquisitions: RHP Yariel Rodriguez, 3B Isiah Kiner-Falefa, DH Justin Turner, and CF Kevin Kiermaier

Key offseason departures: 3B Matt Chapman, DH Brandon Belt, UTIL Whit Merrifield, LHP Hyun Jin Ryu, and RHP Jordan Hicks

Overall, the Jays’ winter suffered from expectations heightened by their pursuits of Shohei Ohtani or Juan Soto. Bringing back Kevin Kiermaier and bringing in Justin Turner are OK moves but not what fans were ultimately hoping for.
Alek Manoah’s probably going to be better than his horrible 2023. So Toronto shouldn’t count on 128 starts from the other four members of their likely rotation. Yariel Rodriguez, who excelled in Japan following a shift to the bullpen, could get more innings here.

Offensively, Toronto is hunting bounce-back seasons across its lineup. Especially from Vladimir Guerrero Jr., But whatever positive regressions accrue there may be mitigated by the loss of Matt Chapman at third, with the light-hitting Isiah Kiner-Falefa slated for significant time on the infield.

Toronto ranks 5th for MLB payroll. This ranking may surprise gamblers. However, Toronto is one of the largest cities in the world with massive media coverage. The Blue Jays are finally spending like the big-market team that they are.

2023 Toronto Blue Jays Recap

Last season, the Toronto Blue Jays had a record of 99-63 and finished 3rd in the American League East Division. Offensively, Tampa Bay ranked 4th for runs scored, 3rd for batting average, 4th for OPS, 6th for home runs, and 4th for stolen bases. While defensively, Toronto ranked 6th for earned run average, 1st for WHIP, 18th for strikeouts, 21st for quality starts, 9th for fewest errors, and 8th for bullpen ERA. Toronto was -381 on the moneyline and -1497 on the run line.

Last season was an ugly one against the oddsmakers for the Toronto Blue Jays. But that will not deter gamblers from shopping them based on their reputation as a playoff team and top contender.

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