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The Toronto Blue Jays have made a flurry of moves this offseason and added the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner R. A. Dickey as one of those big moves. Dickey, 38, had a remarkable 2012 regular season, posting a 20-6 record along with a 2.73 ERA. Dickey struck out 230 batters in 233 2/3 innings as well last year. This move was confirmed by Shi Davidi on Twitter, “Gibbons tells fans R.A. Dickey will start opening night against Cleveland. Morrow probably No.2, Buehrle, Johnson and Romero to follow.” Toronto should have a formidable pitching staff in 2013. Along with Dickey, the Blue Jays added starting pitchers Josh Johnson along with Mark Buehrle to join Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero.   The post Toronto Blue Jays: Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey named as Blue Jays starter on opening day appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.

Buehrle’s family will not move to Toronto due to dog ban

Mark Buehrle may be playing for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2013 but that does not mean that his family will be joining him. The veteran left-hander’s family will spend the season in St. Louis with their two-year-old pit bull Slater. “We’re not trying to make people feel sorry for us,” Buehrle explained. “Obviously they’re going to say, ‘You make a lot of money. Boo hoo...

Buehrle's family not moving to Toronto

Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buehrle's family will not be moving to Canada with him because of a Toronto city ban on pit bulls, meaning the family dog would not be able to join them.

Jack Morris returns to Blue Jays as TV analyst

Former pitcher Jack Morris is returning to the Toronto Blue Jays as a television analyst. Sportsnet announced Tuesday that Morris will provide analysis on its radio broadcasts and website, as well as make appearances on game telecasts and the show ''Blue Jays Central.'' Morris was a member of Blue Jays teams that won consecutive World Series titles in 1992 and ...

Gibbons gets set for 2nd stint with Blue Jays

Updates. With AP Photos. By IAN HARRISON Associated Press A lot has changed about the Toronto Blue Jays since John Gibbons last managed them. Seeking to end a playoff drought that dates to their second straight World Series crown in 1993, the Blue Jays remade their roster this winter. They pulled off two huge trades that landed, among others, reigning NL Cy Young Award winner R...

Mets Reportedly Sign Closer Brandon Lyon

According to a tweet by John Heyman of, the Mets have signed free-agent closer Brandon Lyon. are in agreement on deal with Brandon Lyon, pending physical — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 7, 2013 One of Sandy Alderson’s main priorities this offseason was to stabilize the bullpen, and this signing is definitely a step in that direction. Lyon’s role is yet...

The 10 best moves of the MLB offseason

The off-season isn’t technically over yet, as there are still a few free agents to be signed, and there’s a chance we could see another significant trade before spring training opens. However, most teams have essentially finished their off-season shopping at this point, and now we can look back and see which teams did the best in terms of adding talent to their organizations...

Blue Jays top pick to win the 2013 World Series

Bovada has released its Odds to win the 2013 World Series and...the Mets are not in the running: Toronto Blue Jays 7/1 Los Angeles Dodgers 8/1 Washington Nationals 8/1 Detroit Tigers 9/1... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Tick tock

Like you, I grow increasingly frustrated with the long delays between posts. I'm going to have to break away from my love for long elaborate high-content posts because they never get finished. I have, on my spreadsheet, most of the data for a mega-post featuring a player by player comparison of all the teams in the AL East.  And yet, it seems sort of silly to do that much work...
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