For the better part of a decade, Roy Halladay anchored the Jays' starting rotation with an icy demeanour and a stoic stare. Two years after his departure for the perennially playoff-bound Phillies, Doc has been replaced at the top of the Jays' starting staff by the fiery, inclusive personality of left-hander Ricky Romero.

Which style has a stronger influence?

"I think they can both be leaders," former Jays manager John Gibbons said. "It comes down to talent level. The thing about Doc is, you didn't see it all, but he had that inner fire that you would never know it out there. Ricky's probably a little bit more emotional. He's younger and he's inexperienced. Doc refined everything he had over time, but I can't see why you can't have both types being leaders."

When Halladay left for Philadelphia, there seemed to be a sense of relief from young left-hander Brett Cecil, who voiced what seemed to be a common thought process in a very young Jays clubhouse. He claimed to be intimidated by the mere presence of Halladay walking into the room and that he was relieved to be led by more of a peer, at the time Shaun Marcum, since replaced by Romero.