Were analysts high on the Marlins though? I don't remember and didn't care then. There have been plenty of paper champions that have fallen on their faces.
Not even saying the Jays will do that, but I ask how is their bullpen? Sure the starters have some question marks, but how is relief pitching for that team? Legit question, and not a lame way to take a shot at the Jays.
Most of the hype for the Marlins was fan generated and it decreased a lot when Pujols went to the Angels. Analysts were intrigued but not sold, from what I read. All analysts are really sold on is the Jays winning the division, we're not talking World Series here but they give them around the 2nd or third best shot at winning the AL. 4th in the division is just ridiculous pending half the team getting hurt.
Jays bullpen is something close to:
Or something similar.
Maple Leafs - Raptors - Steelers - Blue Jays - Florida State
29 guys of 50 picked the Marlins to make the playoffs for ESPN, 9 of 10 on CBS sports, and so did SI. There were many teams on the Marlins bandwagon. Even more were on the Angels bandwagon and look how they panned out.