Josh Land, Orioles editor: Blue Jays in 6 games
This is the last hurrah for the Blue Jays as currently constructed with Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion and others set to hit free agency. And it seems that this team is in the middle of something special. You can make the same argument for the Indians after they swept the Red Sox. But the Blue Jays have a far more dangerous offense and the Indians' vaunted pitching staff is far from full strength.
Jon Meoli, Orioles reporter: Blue Jays in 6 games
Cleveland looked just as dominant against Boston, a better team than the Texas club Toronto swept, but the Blue Jays finally look like the team everyone was scared they would be all season. It's the wrong time to run into these Jays, though Cleveland will make them earn it.
Peter Schmuck, columnist: Blue Jays in 6 games
This series is a study in contrast, pitting the big-swinging offense of the Blue Jays against the good chemistry of the Indians. If both pitching staffs were healthy, the Indians rotation and home-field advantage would likely carry the series, but it'll be the Blue Jays rotation that takes care of business.
Eduardo A. Encina, Orioles reporter: Blue Jays in 5 games
Encarnacion's wild-card walkoff over the Orioles, Donaldson's dash home to beat the Rangers -- the Blue Jays are finding different ways to script exciting endings in the playoffs. They remind me a little of those 2014 Kansas City Royals. They've also hit 10 homers in four postseason games and are averaging 6.75 runs a game. As impressive as that is, I'm more impressed with the fact that their pitchers have a 2.77 ERA while holding opponents to a .179 batting average and are posting a 0.85 WHIP.