MLB Fans Pick Toronto Blue Jays as Favorites to Win Over New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox in AL East 2022

Published 03/30/2022, 8:45 AM EDT
Sept. 11, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) hits a home run during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Kucin Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Just 8 days more and the 2022 season of Major League Baseball will kick off in style. However, even before the start of the season, fans have already picked their favorites to win it all. If reports are true, then the Toronto Blue Jays are expected to shine bright in the East division of the American League this season.

Ahead of the opening day, the chances of winning major titles are looking slim for the heavyweights of the league. And just like the 2019 and 2020 seasons, fans believe the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are not even in contention to win their division.

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As per a recent poll on a leading sports website, fans have surprisingly picked Toronto Blue Jays to win the American League East in the 2022 season.

Toronto Blue Jays to win the AL East division ahead of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox?

Notably, after the 2015 season, the Blue Jays have not won their division. Last year, with 91 wins and 71 losses, they finished fourth in the AL East. But as per MLB Fox, fans have now picked the Toronto Blue Jays to win the AL East 2022.

Sep 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr (27) celebrates as he heads for home on his solo home run against the Tampa Bay Rays in the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The ongoing free agency is also going to play a huge role at the end of the season. Talking about the free agency, the New York Yankees didn’t have one to remember. They lost a few of the free agents to their rival teams.

The Red Sox also are in the same bracket as the Yankees, as except for the Trevor Story deal, they failed to make any notable signings for their 2022 roster. But, coming down to the Toronto Blue Jays, one can definitely see them as one of the most dangerous sides in 2022.

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Given the strength of their squad and with Vladimir Guerrero Jr in their lineup, the Blue Jays probably have the perfect recipe for a successful season. 

In fact, according to Sporting News, the Blue Jays slugger also said, “Last year was the trailer. What you are going to see this year is the whole movie.”

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However, only time will tell what fate has in store for the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2022 season. What do you think? Which team is going to win the AL East?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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