We’re beginning our Top 10 coverage of each team, listing out each team by division. We are considering defense in these lists, so it’s not just purely plate production. The AL East is stacked, led by the Tampa Bay Rays who have an embarrassment of riches.
Camera-wielding drones buzzed overhead, and there was no shade to be found save for the unintentional sort—in the shadow of a large pole or beside the small building strategically placed in the center of the quad fields. Ninety minutes into the second camp day, I had finally mustered enough “courage” to approach members of the Toronto Blue Jays staff who had been running the start of their instructs camp. My untrained eye deduced these men fell into three categories: coaches, player development staff, and video crew. (And a mysterious forth category, polo shirt question mark?)