Originally written December 15, 2012 on NESN.com:
Thought the Blue Jays were done? Think again. Toronto is reportedly making moves to strengthen a rotation that added Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle from the Marlins in recent weeks by acquiring Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey. If the Blue Jays needed one more move to show everyone they were serious after their megadeal with Miami, which also netted perennial All-Star Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck and utility man Emilio Bonifacio, this would be it. The Blue Jays’ American League East counterparts haven’t all been silent, of course. The Yankees are bringing back their old guns of Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Huroki Kuroda and Ichiro Suzuki, although most of their offseason moves have been influenced by luxury-tax concerns. They also added former Red Sox third baseman Kevin Youkilis this week. The Red Sox have made the most of short-term contracts, too, scooping up outfielder Shane Victorino and reportedly working out deals with first baseman/catcher Mike Napoli and starting pitcher Ryan Dem...
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