TORONTO -- There was a lot of discussion around the Indians-Blue Jays series that a window of opportunity is closing for a Toronto team that had a lot of success the past two years. Jose Bautista seemingly played his last game for Toronto on Wednesday, on his 36th birthday, with both sides perhaps prepared to move on from the relationship. Bautista gave one final wave to Blue Jays fans after the game. Edwin Encarnacion led the team in homers and he's a free agent as well, although there might be a better chance of him returning than Bautista.
Because of the adept work of the Jays' front office over the past year and the extraordinary development of Aaron Sanchez, the Jays have a solid bridge into the future, around their deep starting rotation.