Part I (in which we introduce ourselves and generally discuss the offseason), Part 2 (in which we discussed the Marcum for Lawrie trade), Part 3 (in which we discuss the 2011 pitching staff), Part 4 (in which we discuss the catching situation), and Part 5 (in which we discuss the Jays' farm system).
Tom: Travis Snider. Give him a manager that believes and put him out there every day and see what happens.
JohnnyG: Ditto. Snider is primed for a big one, I think Hill bounces back too, but that isn’t really a breakout right?
Hugo: How about a Jays player you believe is likely to fall back in 2011 and why?
Jesse: It almost has to be Jose Bautista. Bautista really won me over in 2010, not only as a hitter, but I also think he has a good influence on the team in general. That being said, it’s simply impractical to expect the man to repeat a 54 homerun season. 50-hr seasons just don’t happen very frequently. Bautista’s season strikes me as a Roger Maris type season . . . everything kind of broke right for a player who already had a bunch of power. The season after Maris hit 61, he hit 33. Maris continued to be a good player -- as I think Bautista will -- but to look for seven wins from anyone outside of Albert Pujols is just too much. I do think he should be good for a four (or so) win season.