The Blue Jays destroyed the Twins again last night, and lost in all of the hoopla surrounding the Yankees' new park and the typical press received by the Red Sox and now the Rays, is the fact that Toronto sits atop the AL East. How are the doing it? It's all offense, as the Jays, as a team, are hitting over .300 and have scored more runs than anyone. Six of the nine regular starters have an OPS over .900 right now and one of them who hasn't -- Lyle Overbay -- hasn't been too shabby (.819).
Not that this is sustainable. The Jays are trotting out more or less the same lineup as last year that finished eleventh in runs scored, and it's worth noting that they have only faced AL Central teams so far -- Detroit, Cleveland and Minnesota -- a division which they pretty much dominated last year. Things are likely to be different once they get into their own division, which doesn't happen until they face the Orioles beginning on May first. I think the Orioles will soon fade, however, which means that the Jays don't face an actual contender in their division until the Yankees come to Rogers Centre on May 12th. How it is that they don't face the Rays until June 29th is a mystery known only to the schedule makers.
So if you're a Jays fan, by all means enjoy the current fireworks. Just don't be satisfied with them, because Toronto is going to have to sprint to put as much distance between themselves and the competition before they fall into the meat-grinder of division play.