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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Exterior of Citi Field on August 10, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Exterior of Citi Field on August 10, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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ST PETERSBURG, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 29: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays looks on during the Wild Card Round Game One against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on September 29, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Toronto Blue Jays Will Bring Bats AND Pitching Vs. Mets

The big video board outside Citi should be blaring, “The Kids are in Town!” when the Blue Jays come to play the Mets in late July. That’s because they have three sons of former Major Leaguers in Bo Bichette, Cavan Biggio, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr..That trio can ensure that fans stick around to watch their at-bats, whether it’s at the park or in the comfort of their homes, because they can do something exciting nearly every time. I’m sure going to watch. Bichette is also no slouch with the glove, often making highlight-worthy catches or throws.

Randal Grichuk and Lourdes Gurriel Jr are no slouches with the bat either, and who can’t love someone with the name of Rowdy (Rowdy Tellez)?  This whole Blue Jays lineup can be quite potent and keep the Mets on their toes.

There’s also an exciting ace in lefty Hyun Jin Ryu. Robbie Ray had a rough 2020season, but he’s won at least 12 games in the not-so-distant past, so he’s also one to watch for when it comes to good pitching matchups.  There may be a free-agent signing in the next few months that might make this an even more formidable starting rotation to go along with the hitting. Also, it’s not certain if they will do something to replace closer Ken Giles, who will miss the season with Tommy John surgery or if they will keep trotting Anthony Bass out there.

While this part depends on how the pitching rotation shakes out, it would be interesting to see Marcus Stroman take the hill against his former squad. Of course, watching Jacob deGrom take on that Toronto batting order can be immensely entertaining, too.

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