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ESPN: Jays get Dickey

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by ABQCOWBOY, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Derekmtl85

    Derekmtl85 Well-Known Member

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    And just like that, with 2 trades, the Jays because WS contenders for the first time since the early 90's.

    Love it.
     
  3. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Why?

    Because they traded for a bunch of high priced guys that helped the Marlins to 69 wins?

    And then add a knuckleball pitcher that may or may not duplicate his recent success?

    It is good to see them make all these moves. The AL East could be interesting again. They should be more competitive. Combine that with the Skankees age issues, the Red Sux situation, the Rays maybe being in it again, and the possibllity that the Orioles play well again, it should be a fun summer.

    Im ready for Spring Training!
     
  4. Derekmtl85

    Derekmtl85 Well-Known Member

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    They have some good hitting, now they have a great rotation and a good bullpen.

    Not saying they will win the WS, but for the first time in yearsssss i'm excited for the season to start.
     
  5. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Good, never wanted him to sniff a Rangers uniform (again).
     
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I hate seeing Travis d'Arnaud go to the Mets. I think he's gonna be really good when he gets to the big leagues.
     
  7. FloridaRob

    FloridaRob Well-Known Member

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    I don't get the animosity to Dickey. The guy has the best ERA in the league the last three years. I loved the guy pitching for the MEts. This is not Joe or Phill Niekros knuckleball. I have never seen a pitcher dominate teams like he did over a stretch this summer. Again, don't understand the hate. The guy is as good or better than advertised.

    Who knows if the minor league guys they get will be any good. I did know that every fifth day the Mets had a good shot to win with Dickey on the mound. Cannot say that anymore.
     
  8. Vanilla2

    Vanilla2 Well-Known Member

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    Who jay and what's a dickey?
     
  9. jayhouston12

    jayhouston12 New Member

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    Awesome, just what my orioles need the blue jays to pick up someone who is a good pitcher......

    i hope the rest of the team sucks as they probaly will
     
  10. Derekmtl85

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    The Jays biggest weakness was SP and the bullpen.

    Starting rotation of Dickey, Johnson, Buehrle, Morrow and Romero is pretty solid.

    Bullpen looks decent, nothing special but improved.

    Bautista, EE, Lawrie, Reyes, Melky (i still don't like that signing), Arencibia's power..Not a bad hitting line-up.

    This team should be able to make a run at the wildcard spots, if not the division.

    Hopefully the new additions, actually provide results on the field...which isn't always the case. But i'm hopeful . :)
     
  11. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I'll never trust a knuckleballer, especially in the Rangers balpark.
     
  12. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    The Jays should definitely be in the race for the AL East. Not sure if they can actually win it.
     
  13. WPBCowboysFan

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    Offseason isnt over yet but so far the Birds havent done anything.

    Resting on our laurels from last year isnt enough IMO. Need to upgrade w/ at least a SP and a big bat.
     
  14. ABQCOWBOY

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    Yeah, that's pretty much why.
     

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