June 25, 2021

Question Time: Which Blue Jays player turned out to be much better than you ever expected? (Bluebird Banter)


There isn’t much for Blue Jays news this morning, though, with my luck as soon as I hit publish something will happen.

There is a nice story on Devon Travis by John Lott. I’m always going to be a fan of Devon, I hope something works out for him.

And, though he wasn’t a Blue Jay, it is Luis Tiant’s birthday and Tiant was one of those guys who helped make me a baseball fan. Why? Well, who wouldn’t be a fan of a pitcher whose windup looked like this:

I have a Tiant signed ball up on my mantle.

Happy 79th birthday Luis. I hope you enjoy a cigar tonight.


So I thought I’d ask a question: Which player in Blue Jays history for whom you had little in expectations, out performed your hopes the most?

The obvious answer, to me, is Jose Bautista, we figured he was a platoon player, he could hit lefties, but shouldn’t be out there against right-handers, but he turned into Jose Bautista. I remember the ‘we hate Jose Bautista’ facebook page, so I wasn’t the only one that didn’t see his potential.

An aside, Jose is apparently looking for a job.

Putting Bautista aside, I’d go with Marco Scutaro. When we…

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