The Toronto Blue Jays have been named the team of the year by the Canadian Press.
In 2015, the Jays managed to break the longest playoff drought in baseball by making the postseason for the first time since 1993, which is when they last won the World Series.
Fans were tuned in to the team all across Canada, as General Manager Alex Anthopuolos made a number of deals by the trade deadline, acquiring short stop Troy Tulowiktzki from the Colorado Rockies and starting pitcher David Price from the Detroit Tigers.
The Jays never looked back from that point on and they went on to win the American League East for the sixth time in franchise history capturing the division title.
Toronto opened the playoffs against the Texas Rangers and won the series in five games with Jose Bautista’s famous homerun bat-flip in the final game , but they would go on to lose to the Kansas City Royals in six games in the American League Championship series.
However, Josh Donaldson gave Jays fans something else to cheer about when he was named the American League’s most valuable player in November.
The team picked up 71% of the vote in an online survey of broadcasters and editors from media outlets across Canada.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) December 15, 2015