Naturally, the focus north of the border will be on the Toronto Blue Jays. Last season, the Jays got off to a quick start and stayed in playoff contention throughout the summer and into early September.
To help out the team in the off-season, general manager Alex Anthopoulos made some impactful moves by signing Canadian catcher Russell Martin to a five-year, $82-million US deal.
He then went out and traded Canadian infielder Brett Lawrie, plus three minor-league prospects for A's all-star third baseman Josh Donaldson.
Anthopoulos hopes the moves he’s made will boost the team’s chances of making the playoffs for the first time since 1993 — the longest post-season drought of any MLB franchise.
But the Jays still have some questions as the team heads to spring training later this month.