Toronto Blue Jays' Standings
American League East members, since their inception back in 1977, Toronto gets heavy doses of top teams like the Yankees and Boston Red Sox on their schedule every year. Home since the 1989 MLB season, 81 of the Jays 162 matches are played at the Rogers Center in downtown Toronto. Whether down on 1 Blue Jays Way or at Yards across the USA, track the Jays flight here at CSB.
How to bet on the Toronto Blue Jays' Odds
As the Toronto Blue Jays enter the first phase of their franchise rebuild, Toronto Blue Jays betting odds on the 2019 MLB season are not often in the Blue Jays favour. Fans still have reasons for optimism and excitement this season.
With the promotion of Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (the MLB’s top-ranked prospect entering the 2019 MLB season) and some other highly touted youngsters (including Cavan Biggio who joined the club at the end of May), the Jays should improve from the start of the season.
Inconsistency is essential when looking at betting odds on the Blue Jays. The youth in the Blue Jays lineup will see many peaks and valleys this season. The Jays will total five hits in the first two games of the series, before unloading for 10+ runs in the final game.
As the young players become more accustomed to Major League pitching, the team’s performance will level out. Until then, expect the Blue Jays to struggle to cover the spread (although the team has found early season success against left-handed pitching), while sporadically putting up big numbers.
Blue Jays odds to make it to the playoffs
Despite the young talent on the Blue Jays roster, the Blue Jays playoff odds are amongst the worst of all American League teams. While the Blue Jays' overall talent is closer to middle-of-the-pack then basement dweller, there is too much firepower in the AL East.
The New Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays all won between 90 and 108 games in 2018 and after close to a third of the 2019 MLB season, each team is on pace to win between 88 and 105 games.
How good these teams are projected to finish has the Blue Jays Wildcard odds near the bottom of the American League.
The other, looming event affecting the Toronto Blue Jays playoff odds is the trade deadline. Most around the teams (or at a minimum following their season) assume the Blue Jays will sell at the deadline. The team already shipped veteran (and fan favourite) Kevin Pillar this season.
If the team continues to sit at ten or more games below .500 until late July, players like Justin Smoak and Marcus Stroman have a good chance of spotting a new jersey before the end of the season.
Toronto Blue Jays Odds of Winning the AL East: 26
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For the Blue Jays to punch a ticket to the postseason in 2019, the team needs its young players to carry the team. However, asking too much of 20-year-olds could hinder their development, which is the team’s top priority this year.
Blue Jays' odds to win the World Series
After a sluggish start to the 2019 MLB season, the Toronto Blue Jays odds to win the World Series have nose-dived from 75.0 to between 150.0 and 750.0 (depending on the online sportsbook). For the Blue Jays to have any chance at winning the World Series, they need one of their rookies to have an MVP season.
Rookies winning the MVP award in baseball is very rare. Only two players have won the MVP award as a rookie, with the most recent example coming in 2001. That player was Ichiro Suzuki, who had eight years of experience in Japan (1253 hits and a .353 batting average), making him the antithesis of the average MLB rookie.
While winning the World Series would be a huge boost for a championship-starved franchise and fan base, most rational Blue Jays fans and sports bettors realize the Blue Jays window for contention is not even open yet.
Blue Jays' World Series Odds: 51
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Blue Jays' titles
After joining the MLB in 1976, the Toronto Blue Jays went through many lean years. The franchise missed the playoffs through its first nine years. The Toronto Blues Jays' first Division title and playoff appearance came in 1985 when the team won a still franchise-record 99 games.
From 1985 to 1991, the Blue Jays were one of the more competitive teams in the American League. The team won between 86 and 99 games each season, winning two more Division titles. However, the Blue Jays would not win a playoff series until 1992.
The Blue Jays' apex of success came in 1992 and 1993.
The Blue Jays won back-to-back World Series, beating the Atlanta Braves in 1992 (in six games) and the Philadelphia Phillies in 1993 (in six games). Following the Toronto Blues Jays victory in 1993, came the lockout-shortened season in 1994. The lockout year led to many changes in the MLB (the creation of three Divisions and the addition of the Wild Card team being the most significant changes).
The Blues Jays also went through a change in 1994 and entered their longest stretch of mediocrity. The Blue Jays would go from 1994 to 2014, without making the playoffs or ever winning more than 88 games.
In 2015, the Blue Jays won their sixth American League title and ended a 22-year long playoff drought. The Blue Jays would win their first-round matchup against the Texas Rangers (now synonymous with the Jose Bautista bat flip game) before eventually losing the Kansas City Royals in the ALCS.
The Jays would return to the playoffs again in 2016, winning their first Wild Card game against the Baltimore Orioles and sweeping the Rangers on route to their second straight ALCS appearance. The Jays would fall flat again in the ALCS, losing to the Cleveland Indians.
- World Series 1992 & 1993.
- American League Pennant Winner: 1992 & 1993.
- East Division: 1985, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1993 & 2015.
- Seven playoff appearances
- All-time playoff record 31-30