José Bautista is a Toronto Blue Jays legend. There’s no doubt about it, and one can’t really say enough to that end. He defined Toronto Blue Jays baseball for a decade, and was central to making the team popular and relevant again. And, as I wrote last September as his time as a Blue Jay was coming to an end, he took way more shit from way more people than he ever deserved to, and he did it like a champion.
José Bautista: the best.
And one player who knows all that as well as anybody, and who — as you’ll see below — has as great an admiration for the Jays’ former superstar as anybody, is Marcus Stroman.
Stroman spoke today in a video for the Players’ Tribune about what Bautista meant to him, to the team, and how he was taken under the slugger’s wing from the very beginning.
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) January 26, 2018