Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/9/13
R.A. Dickey was formally introduced as a Toronto Blue Jay Tuesday and went from lobbing a floating knuckleball to a high-and-inside fastball at his former team — the New York Mets. Dickey said he is thankful the Mets did not meet his contract demands and he is thrilled to join the Blue Jays, a team he said is "all in" to win the World Series. The Blue Jays showed off their new pitcher at Rogers Centre after acquiring the National League Cy Young winner from the Mets last month. The 38-year-old knuckleballer admitted the Mets helped him cultivate his pitching style but said he was glad to move on. Dickey, who signed a $30 million, three-year deal, took a backhanded parting shot at the Mets by saying if Toronto doesn't win, it won't be because Alex Anthopoulos didn't try. The Blue Jays general manager had a busy off-season and also acquired high profile studs like shortstop Jose Reyes, and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buerhle to go with the signing of Dickey. "You can see ...
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