The Toronto Blue Jays have assembled a team with the potential to become a division champion this year - just about anywhere else except in the American League East.
Barring a serious slide by Boston, the New York Yankees or Tampa Bay, the Blue Jays seem destined to spend this September as they have the previous four, looking up at them from fourth place in arguably the toughest division in the league.
''We don't set out in November, December or any month in the offseason to think about finishing fourth,'' manager John Farrell told fans at Rogers Centre before spring training.
But even the addition of a second AL wild card may not be enough to return the Blue Jays to the postseason they've missed every year since 1993, the second of their two consecutive - and only - World Series championships.
Toronto's lineup essentially is the same as much of last year's, which finished anywhere from fifth (home runs and runs scored) to 10th (average) in just about every batting category.