Toronto Blue Jays: Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Could Win MVP
The Toronto Blue Jays have a talented ball club and could see Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. battling for the AL MVP this season.
With the 2021 regular season just a week and a half away, the Jays need to gear up for the long slate of games.
If Toronto wants any chance of winning the AL East, they’ll need their rotation to produce at a consistent level.
Of course, the Jays lineup is a young and powerful one.
Vlad can crush baseballs year in and year out and headlines the youthful core.
Let’s take a look why Guerrero can win the AL MVP.
Leader of the Pack
From his mammoth power and his ability to send runners home, Guerrero should dominate pitchers now that a full season is on deck.
On every championship team, there’s a power bat that helps guide the offense routinely. And even though Vlad is still really young, I’d expect him to be one of the best in the game. I’d also expect him to elevate his career in 2021.
Lack of Pitching
Outside of Hyun-Jin Ryu, it’s hard to get pumped up over the Blue Jays pitching staff.
The Jays relief core doesn’t get fans excited either even though they can put up zeros.
If the Blue Jays have a hard time pitching well, that leaves the door even more open for Vlad to capture the MVP trophy.
The argument could be, “well Guerrero led the Jays offensively and carried the entire club, because the pitching staff struggled.”
On a team that has a lot of young studs, Vlad can stand out. It kind of reminds me how Kevin Durant stood out while playing for the Golden State Warriors and outplayed LeBron James in the NBA Finals a few years back.
The American League has plenty of stars, but by process of elimination Guerrero could win the MVP.
Mike Trout seems like a lock every season, but the Los Angeles Angels don’t make the playoffs and may not this season.
Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees can’t seem to stay healthy.
Meanwhile, we are still waiting on Austin Meadows to show us more on the field.
Or maybe one of his teammates in Toronto chime into the MVP race.
I’m not saying it’s a lock that Vlad Guerrero steals the show and wins the MVP award, but I would expect him to be in the conversation.
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