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Blue Jays worries: Southpaws and the Yankees don’t mix well

Mar 9, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Steven Matz (22) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

While I’m a big fan of the work of the Blue Jays front office overall, I can’t help but question the decision to have so many left-handed starting pitchers.

That sounds like a silly thing to say, but in a division where your number one competition in the AL East is the New York Yankees, it’s a fair question. Like the Blue Jays, the Yankees feature a lineup that’s very heavy on right-handed hitters, and might be one of the few teams in baseball with as much firepower as the Blue Jays could have in 2021.