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Blue Jays superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr. says Yankees were ‘easiest team’ to play against last season

Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is doing his best to be the next great Yankees villain both on and off the field.

Certainly, he knows how to get the Bronx faithful riled up.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a single against the New York Yankees in the sixth inning during a game at the Rogers Centre Sept. 27, 2022, in Toronto.
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At a team event, a young fan asked Guerrero who the “easiest team” was to play against in 2022.

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Guerrero thought for a moment and answered “the Yankees.”

Yankee fans were quick to remind Guerrero the Yankees went 11-8 against the Blue Jays last season.

The Blue Jays were widely regarded as the best team in the AL East last year, but the Yanks won the division on Toronto’s home turf.

The Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a home run against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning of a game Sept. 9, 2021, in New York.

The Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a home run against the New York Yankees in the ninth inning of a game Sept. 9, 2021, in New York.
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This isn’t the first time a Blue Jays star has thrown shade at the Yanks this offseason. In November, Alek Manoah called Yankee pitcher Gerrit Cole the biggest cheater in baseball due to his use of sticky stuff in the past.

Despite the Yankees’ success against Toronto last year, Guerrero has been a thorn in the Yankees’ side.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, left, in action against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium April 13, 2022, in New York City.  

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, left, in action against Vladimir Guerrero Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium April 13, 2022, in New York City.  
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Guerrero is a .289 hitter in 65 games against the Yanks, hitting 13 home runs and driving in 41 runs. That’s a 162-game pace of 32 homers and 102 RBI.

If Guerrero and Manoah keep up their trash talk — and back it up with their superb skill — they’ll join the likes of players like David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and Jose Altuve as Yankees villains.

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