Face of the Jays

Saturday, April 24 2021 @ 02:29 PM EDT

Contributed by: John Northey

I've been thinking about who is the face of the Jays now - Vlad or Bo depending on personal preference I figure. But what about over time?

By year, some years deserve multiple guys and one could pick more guys each year but I'm going with 'who would the average fan think of when thinking of the Jays at that time'.  Not always the best player, but the most known (normally the same).

Some years are really multiple guys - many guys can be argued from 1983-1993 (the best stretch in Jays history) with George Bell having the best case some of those years, especially 1987, but in my mind every year if you asked Joe Average who played on the Jays Dave Stieb would've been the first name to come to mind.  Delgado & Halladay were co-faces really in the early 00's.  2015/16 Donaldson, Encarnacion, and Donaldson were all the faces of the team.  Then you get the mess of 2018 when no one was healthy and good or known (ugh, what a depressing year).  Opinions?  Reasons?  As I said at the start, Bo could be the face right now easily.