Originally written on Cuzoogle  |  Last updated 2/14/13
Toronto Blue Jays new pitching arrivals, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, have both been making very positive noises after linking up with their new teammates in spring training. The duo arrived in Toronto from the Miami Marlins at the end of last season in a 12 player trade between the two teams, with Johnson and Buehrle falling out with the Florida franchise over apparent reneged promises. Johnson sat atop the 2012 starting rotation of the Marlins, in a team that was jam-packed with talent but seemingly burdened by the huge expectations placed on them. Miami’s loss is Toronto’s gain, though, and the appearance of Johnson and Buehrle at the Jays has instantly turned Toronto into real post-season contenders this year. The arrival of top class right-hander and left-hander pitchers has added some talented options to the rotation, and the Jays have already been tipped by fans betting MLB World Series to have a big year in 2013. “I’m extremely excited; I can’t put it into words,” Johnson said to the MLB betting news. He will be looking to start the season as the Jays’ main man. Left-hander, Buehrle was quick to avoid making any bold predictions about what this team could achieve this year, “Obviously, you can put expectations there […] we have a good team on paper, but you can’t crown a team in spring training or because it looks good on paper.” The Los Angeles Dodgers proved last season that it takes more than just having a star-studded line-up to bring a team success. This Toronto team look to have a bit more about it than that Dodgers side in terms of character, though, and the Jays’ fans will go into the new season with some real confidence about bringing the good times back to the franchise. addthis_url = 'http%3A%2F%2Fcuzoogle.com%2F2013%2F02%2F14%2Fblue-jays-new-boys-ready-for-successful-season%2F'; addthis_title = 'Blue+Jays%26%238217%3B+New+boys+Ready+for+Successful+Season'; addthis_pub = '';
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Ian Kennedy watches birth of daughter on FaceTime before start

Matt Williams wants Bryce Harper to stop getting ejected

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Larry Lucchino stepping down as Red Sox CEO

Las Vegas Mob Museum to open FIFA corruption exhibit

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Does NFL have a motive to settle with Tom Brady?

Big Ten coaches opposed to 9-game conference schedule

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Hill arrested for reckless driving, clocked going 107 mph

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

Bobby Wagner, Seahawks agree to contract extension

Blount won't talk about reported failed conditioning test

Greg Hardy helps pay Cowboys fans to fly anti-Eagles banner

Report: 7-foot Aussie center to join Kentucky's 2015 class

Eagles trade CB Brandon Boykin to Steelers

Jack Del Rio: Crabtree ‘stood out’ at first Raiders camp practice

Browns owner: ‘We haven’t given up on Johnny Manziel’

Junior Seau’s daughter will speak at Hall of Fame induction

Golden State Warriors: the rich get richer

NFL, Brady could settle to avoid appeal documents going public

Miguel Herrera apologizes for costly Philly airport fight

Russell Wilson contract $60 million guaranteed? Not so fast

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Five most underrated players in the NFL

Five potential NFL salary cap casualties this preseason

Winners and losers of the 2015 MLB trade deadline

Pirates do Pirates at deadline: Neat little moves

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker