From A(A) to Z(eke): A Look Back at the Blue Jays’ Wild 2016 Season

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The Toronto Blue Jays came into the 2016 season with nearly impossible expectations. Nothing short of a World Series title would have been satisfied fans or players alike after their dominant second half of 2015 ended in ALCS disappointment in Kansas City.

Toronto did manage to get itself back to the ALCS, but the path it took to get there was hardly the one anyone envisioned. It was a long, strange, often frustrating season—one that eventually produced some incredible moments of joy, but was often coloured by bitterness and disappointment. Fans may not have felt this way in September, but the good ultimately ended up far outweighing the bad.

It was a season worth celebrating, so let’s do just that, with a look back at everything Blue Jays in 2016, alphabetically from A(A) to Z(eke)!