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Three Reasons the Blue Jays will win the AL East


BY ROSS PARCEL, Feedcrossing.com syndication

Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion may have a career year, blasting 16 home runs and 41 RBIs in just 50 games this season. Photo by: Kim Cooke / Flickr

The Toronto Blue Jays have been near the bottom of the AL East for a long time. Even when they had superstar Roy Halladay, they were troubled to find success in such a powerful division. This year is different, however. Anything looks possible with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox both hovering around .500 and upstart Baltimore Orioles leading the pack. Barring injury, the Blue Jays could contend and win the division this year. These three things are the reasons why:

1. Edwin Encarnacion

The 29-year-old slugger is everything you could want in a Robin to Jose Bautista‘s Batman. He can play first base, third base, and even DH for the Blue Jays. Entering Tuesday, he has 16 HR’s and 41 RBI’s. This puts him tied for 2nd in home runs and 3rd in RBI’s in the whole league. His average is starting to creep back towards .300, sitting at a decent .274 entering the night. He is focused and on fire, which is scary for all AL East teams, especially once Bautista starts to hit. (more…)

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