Monday, December 17, 2012
The T.O. Dickey's
The Wild Ride that is the Blue Jays off-season has continued.
It's going to be pretty bizarre when next season finally starts & half the team is guys acquired over the winter.
Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonafacio, Melky Cabrera, Maicer Izturis, Jeremy Jeffress, Esmil Rogers & now...the reigning NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey (and Josh Thole).
...Oh and there will be a new / old manager too.
In a bizzaroland winter with no hockey, baseball has remained very much at the fore around water coolers & well...everywhere else. The trade with the Marlins got people, both hardcore fans & casual observers talking & that buzz has escalated even more with a compelling player & personality like Dickey coming to Toronto. It's actually kind of crazy. And great.
I will say that I'm a little bummed that Travis d'Arnaud had to be sent away. He was supposed to be our All-Star catcher for years to come. And admittedly I wanted him to succeed even more due to his inclusion in another blockbuster...the Roy Halladay trade. But I guess he had to go. I hope he succeeds for the Mets.
2013 can't get here fast enough.