On February 17 2011 — The Toronto Blue Jays take a bet that 30 – year – old Jose Bautista’s breakout 2010 season, when he led the majors with 54 homers, was not a fluke. set a record for the largest increase in round-trippers for a single season in baseball history, hitting 41 more homers than his total of 13 in 2009. They sign the OF/3B to a five-year deal worth $65 million, avoiding arbitration.

Bautista will hit 288 homeruns over 10 seasons as a Blue Jay and finish in the top 2-4 all time in OPS, OPS+, RBI’s, OWAR and homeruns.

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