It wasn't until the mid 80s the Jays started to get it right and it started with the manager and someone everyone who follows the Show closely is all to familiar...Bobby Cox the former Braves Manager.
Cox and the Jays Brass assembled from top to bottom one of the best Line-ups and Pitching Staffs in MLB in the mid 80s with their Aces and Workhorses RHP's Doyle Alexander and David Steib. Steib was accompanied by LHP Jimmy Key and RHP Jim Clancy.
The Line-Up featured an infield anchored by the corners of 1B Willie Upshaw and 3B Lance Mulliniks and up the middle with SS Tony Fernandez and 2B Damaso Garcia.
The JAYS though back then were know for their outstanding starting pitching and arguably best Outfield in the Majors in that time with LF George Bell, CF Lloyd Moseby, and RF Jesse Barfeild.
The Jays ran off of that elite outfield as the Turf in Exhibition Stadium was fast like most turfs and you needed speedy Outfielders and good arm all over to make up for the speed of the Turf.
The 1985 Jays were the best ever Blue Jays Team to that date and Cox had them flying that year as the edged out the Pinstripes for the AL East Crown. Then it was facing the George Brett led K.C. Royals and Willie Wilson, Frank White, and Brett Saberhagen leading that staff and the Jays blew a 3-2 series lead to lose in 7.
To this day the JAYS Outfield of Bell, Moseby, and Barfield was better than back 2 back Fall Classic Champs JAYS Outfield in 1991-93 led by Devon "DEVO" White and Joe Carter with Candy Maldanado and Darrin Jackson.