2010 record/finish: 85-77, fourth place
Manager: John Farrell (first season)
Key additions: OF Rajai Davis, RHP Frank Francisco, IF Brett Lawrie, OF Juan Rivera
Key losses: OF Vernon Wells, RHP Shaun Marcum, 1B Lyle Overbay, RHP Kevin Gregg, LHP Brian Tallet.
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Outlook: Last season was a pleasant surprise as the Jays led the American League in home runs and slugged their way to a winning record. But the pitching was so-so, and there is some question whether it will be any better this season with the loss of Marcum, and Brandon Morrow having arm issues in spring training. The offense takes a hit with the loss of Wells.
Player to watch: C J.P. Arencibia. The hard-hitting prospect won the PCL MVP last season – putting up ridiculous numbers – and now he’s the everyday catcher. There may be some mistakes, but the talent is there.
Will win the east if ... for some reason the Yankees, Red Sox and Blue Jays are disbanded.