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R.A. Dickey a Blue Jay

R.A. Dickey a Blue Jay

I've already used the title "Blue Jays Going For Broke" when they signed Melky, but I could have used it again here.  The Blue Jays are clearly going for it in 2013 and that's all good with me.

The Blue Jays and New York Mets have agreed on a seven-player deal that sends R. A. Dickey to Toronto in exchange for Travis d'Arnaud, Noah Syndergaard, John Buck and a minor leaguer.  We'd also get catcher Josh Thole and a minor leaguer.

Knuckleballer Dickey just won the National League Cy Young Award.  He will join a starting rotation that already features Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero.  We haven't had a rotation like that in quite some time.

Yes, we're giving up a couple of elite prospects, and I was as excited as anyone about seeing Travis d'Arnaud next year, but I'd rather see the young and solid J. P. Arencibia behind the plate and put last year's Cy Young winner on the mound every fifth day.

With the big trade with Miami, the signing of Melky and this, we're in prime position to play playoff baseball for the first time since Joe touched 'em all.  When you're in that position, you have to go for it.

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