BLUE JAYS UP THEIR WINNING POTENTIAL BY ACQUIRING KNUCKLEBALLER R.A. DICKEY

Dec 18, 2012

By Jane Brown

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Toronto Blue Jays fans are tingling over the latest acquisition for our Major League Baseball team.  National Cy Young Award Winner R.A. Dickey is coming from the New York Mets to play for the Blue Jays in 2013.  Jays’ General Manager Alex Anthopoulos says it’s all about working toward a winning season.  “The goal was to make the team better.  Add some innings to the rotation, and that’s what we continue to try to do.  But we still need players to stay healthy.  I really don’t dwell on it.  Whenever the results come in, that’s when you look back to see if it worked out.”

The Blue Jays have missed the playoffs since winning their second straight World Series in 1993, and have boldly moved to reshape a team that went 73-and-89 last season in the tough A-L East Division.

Last month, they acquired a high-priced trio – Johnson and Buehrle on the mound, and Reyes at shortstop in a 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins.  The Jays later signed San Francisco all-star outfielder Melky Cabrera.

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