Monday, December 17, 2012

R.A. Dickey To Blue Jays Deal Is Completed

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NL Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey is moving north of the border is an agreement with Toronto on a contract extension.  The deal is for two years and $25 million. The Blue Jays have now completed their transformation from perennial AL East doormats to likely division favorites. With a rotation of Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, Rickey Romero and Brandon Morrow, they are as good as any in the division. With the additions of Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck, they can afford to offer top prospects like catcher Travis E. d'Arnaud. As we've stated before, the Jays are clearly going for it now, while the Red Sox seem content to gamble on thritysomething role players in 2013.