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New Toronto ace R.A. Dickey says he's thrilled to join a team that's ''all in'' to win the World Series and thankful the New York Mets did not meet his contract demands.
The Blue Jays formally introduced Dickey on Tuesday at Rogers Centre after acquiring the National League Cy Young Award winner from the Mets last month.
Dickey says the Mets helped him cultivate his knuckleball and says there is no acrimony between him and his former team, but he's glad to be moving on.
He says Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos is doing everything to win now after also acquiring All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle from Miami this offseason. He says if Toronto doesn't win it won't be because Anthopoulos didn't try.
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The veteran knuckleballer says that he is thrilled to join the Blue Jays, subtly ripping the Mets by saying Toronto is a team he said is "all in" to win the World Series.
R.A. Dickey was introduced to the Blue Jays fans and media Tuesday. The knuckleballer was dealt from the Mets in a seven-player deal in December. As the story goes, knuckleball pitchers prefer to throw indoors so Dickey should have some success by giving hitters issues in the Rogers Centre.
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