how is the Jays staff pretty awful?
you start with the 2012 NL Cy Young winner RA Dickey.
Brandon Morrow improved last year to 2.96 /1.11.
Josh Johnson is back healthy, and a couple years ago was one of the best pitchers in baseball.
Mark Buehrle is pretty solid for a number 4.
I said could be awful, not that it is awful. When you change a sentence in a quote you change the meaning too.
Dickey is old and moving to the AL and the K rate spike seems flukey. I like Dickey but he isn't a safe ace like a Price is
Morrow is erratic as heck and his skills did not support that ERA at all last year, in fact he pitched more like a 4 ERA guy and that was an improvement over his previous years which were more like a 4.50, he is also coming off an injury.
Josh Johnson has still lost velocity, is moving to a hitters park in the AL. I'm uncomfortable projecting him under a 3.50 ERA. I think 2013 is more likely than old JJ.
Buehrle scares the crud out of me moving to that park.
All of their #5 starter choices are really iffy as well.
Seems like you are only looking at the upside and ignoring everything else. Yeah they could have a good rotation but it isn't particularly likely unless everything bounces their way.
As for the Rays not being best because of the park, I don't differentiate on that because park factors are impossible to properly measure. If you want to start looking at it from that angle then the Rays offense is better than it looks and the Blue Jays offense isn't as good as it looks and it is all a slippery slope because how a park treats one player isn't how it treats another.