Jose Bautista is ready for face time

A 54-homer season and $65 million deal have made slugger the Jays' marquee player

Updated: February 22, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Ordinarily in baseball, there's only so much insight you can glean from a spring training ritual as momentous as Photo Day.

But in the case of those 2011 Toronto Blue Jays, we'll make an exception.

For just about everybody else on this "Who are these guys?" kind of roster -- for Travis Snider, for Octavio Dotel, for even the manager, John Farrell -- the Photo Day duties consisted of a pose here, a snap there and see ya later.

But not for Jose Bautista.

He ...

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