“The sky’s the limit.”

That was Jose Bautista’s response when asked about the Blue Jays chances for the upcoming American League season.

It was the first day of spring training in Dunedin, with pitchers and catchers reporting Tuesday, and while optimism is always a part of every team’s outlook at this time of year, Bautista was more enthused with the Jays outlook than at any other time since he arrived in Toronto in 2009.

“I know I’ve been on other teams and one that didn’t have a chance (to be in the playoffs), but this is different, this is the best team I’ve been on in my career,” Bautista said. “I don’t see where it can go wrong for us.”

Bautista’s enthusiam was bouyed by the massive, offseason retooling of the Jays that brought on proven major-leaguers like pichers R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buehrle, as well as infielder Jose Reyes and outfielder Melky Cabrera.

“If we do what we are all capable of, then it should come together for us, it will take care of itself,” Bautista said.

“We should be able to go to the playoffs and hopefully the World Series.”