Kelly: The Blue Jays dynasty that could have been

From Kenny Kelly at Beyond the Box Score on December 11, 2019:

Imagine you have the ability to travel back in time to correct any mistake you wanted. Armed with the knowledge of the present, you could change the course of human history for the better. You could prevent the Titanic from sinking, or the Hindenburg from exploding, or you could share the knowledge of penicillin long before Alexander Fleming left a jar open. You could save countless lives with this power, or with just a few minor changes, you could travel back to 2010 and turn the Toronto Blue Jays into a dynasty.

It easily could have happened on its own. Thanks to the exhaustive resources at Baseball Reference, I was able to add up all the future rWAR drafted by each team between 2010 and now. 2010 was Alex Anthopoulos’s first year as general manager of the Blue Jays, and during his six-year tenure, the Blue Jays drafted over 30 more wins than the next closest team.

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Originally published: December 11, 2019. Last Updated: December 11, 2019.