2012 held such promise for Jays fans when the team went out and signed guys like Darren Oliver, Francisco Cordero, Omar Vizquel and traded for Sergio Santos and Jason Frasor. These moves certainly made our bullpen formidable and added a veteran presence on the bench. The team flirted with signing Yu Darvish. The Jays were hopeful to see production from full years of Colby Rasmus and Brett Lawrie and Kelly Johnson, and hopefully a rebound from Adam Lind. They were hopeful that Edwin Encarnacion could succeed with some tweaks to his swing, and we had Jose Bautista returning from leading the league again in homers. We had an ace in Ricky Romero and an improving Brandon Morrow ready to break-out. Yunel Escobar had a very good 2011 which told us he’d be a mainstay for a while. Oh yeah, and the team went retro but modernized their logo to form new uniforms that excited fans across the country.
Things didn’t work out as planned. Continue reading→