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The Blue Jays line up: Birds of Prey

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

More than a month into the season the Blue Jays have seen 3 pitchers make their MLB debut and are still on top of the AL East, the toughest division in baseball. How have they done it? The Jays came off a terrible offensive year in 2008, and the line-up did not change that much. What did change is Cito Gaston is back, and so is hitting coach Gene Tenace. With them they brought an approach that the entire team has bought into, going to every at bat with a plan. It sounds simple enough but the proof is there, the Jays averaged a run more under Gaston than Gibbons in 2008. This year they are averaging over 1.5 runs more per game and have almost as many walk off wins as they had all of last year. They are a better team with Gaston at the helm....

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