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Toronto fans - aka: the raidin' Canadi'ns - have had the kind of Christmas you'd expect of Suri Cruise: Two rich parents competing to buy you the best gifts. Eldon Bowl-a-Matic? Check. Robot Commando? Check. E-Z Bake Oven? Check. They not only got everything they wanted, they got the pony too. They named it Melky.Meanwhile, we gave gifts: Swisher to the homeless (Cleveland, apparently), Soriano to the fates (Boston, possibly) and A-Rod to his pro wrestler girlfriend through July. Under our tree, we found a giant bald iguana, and we named him Yuke.Look at the Toronto lineup. LOOK, DAMMIT, DON'T TURN AWAY! You half-expect to see Winfield, Molitor and Tony Fernandez. ss Jose Reyes (two years ago, won batting crown)lf Anthony Gose (ascending)rf Jose Batista (40 hr power)dh Edwin Encarnacion (40 hr power)cf Melky Cabrera (got juice? best cf in game!)3b Brett Lowrie (ascending)1b Adam Lind (30 hr power)c JP Arencibia (20 hr power, ascending)ss Macir Izturis (ascending)Ho...
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Just when you think the Toronto Blue Jays were done with their reeling and dealing they surprise their fans again.
After weeks of speculation, the Jays acquired this year’s National League Cy Young winner, R.A. Dickey last night. If this doesn’t convince you that the Blue Jays are trying to get into the postseason since 1993, then I don’t know what will.
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The rich girls from TO must be home from college. Tubby, unfortunately manish, and super stuck up are all at Hemingways tonight
— Gregg Zaun (@greggzaun) December 19, 2012
Former Toronto Blue Jays catcher Gregg Zaun is one of the more insufferable ex-athletes on Twitter, with relentless plugs for parties he's hosting and other antics which seem a little bit off for...
Lost in the maze of craziness that has been the Toronto Blue Jays offseason has been the cycle of catchers that has passed through Toronto. Seriously, look at this mess. -JP Arencibia was the starter in 2012 for the team, and looks to be the starter for 2013 as well -Jeff Mathis was Arencibia's primary backup in 2012, and signed a two-year contract extension in August. The...
National League Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey is taking some heat and it's not for anything he did on the baseball field.You see, Dickey was recently at a New York Mets holiday party that was designed to benefit some of the victims of superstorm Sandy when, what he calls, an "informal press conference" broke out and the knuckleballer was asked about potentially...
For the next installment in the instructs series, I’ll run down some thoughts on the two top hitters I saw (and quick notes on one pitcher). Keep in mind as I’ve mentioned before that these are limited looks with no more than a game or two look and no batting practice, so this doesn’t constitute a full standard scouting report from a multi-game look during the minor league...
Build a new foundation now, or keep up with “Proven Crap?” That does seem to be the eternal debate when it comes to Met fandom in midst of horrendous down years. It was heard during the down fall of the Worst Team That Money Can Buy run, it was heard after the spending spree of 2002, and the debate has been heard today in the days before the R.A. Dickey trade was announced...
Patience is a virtue. That certainly applies to the patience of Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, who once again proved his critics wrong this weekend when he secured a windfall of popular prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reigning Cy Young Award winner, RA Dickey, and his personal catchers, Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas. In doing so, Alderson waited out both the starting...
R.A. Dickey isn't sorry for his frustration regarding his contract negotiations with the New York Mets. He just regrets the forum he used to express them. On a conference with New York reporters, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner apologized for speaking out last week during a team holiday party at Citi Field for schoolchildren affected by Hurricane Sandy. The...
The Toronto Blue Jays are the early favorite to win the World Series after an offseason that has seen the top choice change several times so far.
First the Detroit Tigers were the 2013 World Series favorites at Bovada. The Tigers have had a good offseason so far, signing former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter and re-signing pitcher Anibal Sanchez, the No. 2 free-agent hurler on the...
This is not a good way to greet a new team. Thanks to the attention from being included in the Blue Jays - Mets trade for pitcher R.A. Dickey, Noah Syndergaard, his Twitter account has gotten much more attention. One tweet, posted December 9, is one that would have many...
Yesterday afternoon, the 2012 National League Cy-Young Award winner R.A. Dickey reached an agreement with the Toronto Blue Jays on a two-year, $25 million extension allowing the Jays and the New York Mets to complete their seven-player deal. With word of the deal breaking over the weekend, many Mets fans had plenty of time to voice their opinions on Twitter, FaceBook, and through...
The New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to the parameters of a seven or eight player deal that would send reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for a package of players. Details have emerged as to which prospects would be included in the deal.
The Mets would trade Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and an unnamed “non-elite” prospect...