Out of Nowhere, Jays a Player in East

US Presswire

"Who wouldn't want to be here?" asked the Blue Jays’ new manager, John Gibbons, at his introductory press conference. "The front office has put together a legitimate contending type team."

Now, “legitimate contending type team” might not be quite the most resounding words of praise imaginable. You probably don’t want to put in on banners or print it on the season tickets. But it’s a fair description … and that’s not a bad type of team to be.

The Blue Jays have been largely an afterthought in the AL East since 1993, when they won their last World Series. And they appear to be sick of it. In the nearly two decades since their championship, they’ve finished...

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