DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista says he's expecting a special season.

Bautista said when he signed his five-year, US$64-million contract extension in early 2011, he took GM Alex Anthopoulos at his word he was going to build a contender.

Bautista said Anthopoulos has done just that.

In Bautista's words: "All the bodies are here now. It's all on us now to perform."

The Jays outfielder says if all goes well, the season should take care of itself. Toronto should be in the playoffs, and hopefully, the World Series.