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Blue Jays Add Years and Money To R.A. Dickey Contract

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After trading some highly regarded prospects to the New York Mets in return for starting pitcher R.A. Dickey, the Toronto Blue Jays have now agreed to add years and money to the knuckleballer’s contract. The Blue Jays will add two years to the pitcher’s current contract and also $25 million dollars, bringing the total of their commitment over the next three years to $30 million. By adding years and money to the Dickey contract, the Blue Jays are now poised to make a run at the American League East division title, and battle for playoff contention with a solid core of high-priced star players. The addition of years and money to R.A. Dickey’s contract solidifies the Blue Jays intentions to go “all in” against a formerly indomitable division and finally expand payroll in an effort to win baseball games in a very large baseball market. Given Dickey’s talent and past performance, the addition of two years and $25 million to his contract looks to be like a very reasonable move for both the Blue Jays and their new starting pitcher. The addition of years and money to the Dickey contract looks to be a “win-win” for all parties involved. We should praise the Blue Jays for their recent addition of years and money to R.A. Dickey’s contract. I can’t think of any other way to put it.

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Call to the Pen: I Don’t Know Who John Gibbons Is

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I don’t know who John Gibbons is. Will you tell me about him? That man up there, the man in the picture, I’m not even sure if that’s the guy. I mean, I know it’s a John Gibbons, I just don’t know if it’s the John Gibbons. You see, I went into the place where the blog images are, and I searched for the name “Gibbons.” First, there were only a bunch of pictures of some Michigan University football player, but then I added “John” before “Gibbons” and that produced some baseball related imagery. I settled on the one. There were only two, both from 2011. John Gibbons is now the manager of the Toronto Blue Jays. He used to have the same job some time ago. In between, he seems to have been a bench coach for the Kansas City Royals. That’s it, that’s about all I know. I need your help filling in the blanks.

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Call to the Pen: On the Blue Jays and Going For It

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The Blue Jays have made a rather large baseball trade. It is notable in both name value and monetary value. It is as risky as it is large. The Jays seemed to have called up the Marlins, or the other way around, it really doesn’t matter. The Marlins said, hey, we want to unload all of our large contracts, we don’t want to pay anybody. To that, the Blue Jays seem to have said, Ok, send them over, we’ll pay them. That’s about it. No doubt it’s more complicated than that, but for most intents and purposes, the Marlins dumped salary, and the Blue Jays picked it up. Such a move could make or break the franchise in the coming years. They could end the playoff drought and reward fans for decades of loyalty, or they could tank and lose all sight of hope. There is some extreme stuff going on in the Great White North. And why not?

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Call to the Pen: 2012 AL East Division Preview

There’s only so many hacky ways one can write that the AL East has a ton of good teams. You know this to be true, I know this to be true, there’s not a lot of room left over for creative insights. Well, sure, there probably is, actually, but let’s not sit here and pretend like I’m going to come up with any of them. All I’m going to do is write semi-ironic sentences that end in lazy exclamation points. Something like: The American League East sure does have a lot of teams that are really good at playing the sport of baseball!

Moving on: I previewed the AL East over at Call to the Pen. Click yourself on over there to read about all five teams—a best case scenario, worst case scenario, and storyline to watch for each of them. I have this little hope inside that that Blue Jays put everything together, catch a few breaks, and somehow snag one of those weird Wild Card spots. That would be a lot of fun, I think.

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Call to the Pen: Toronto Blue Jays 2012 Season Preview

The Toronto Blue Jays are kind of cool, you guys! I’d love to sit here and tell you all the reasons why, but you’ll have to click this internet link and read all about it over at Call to the Pen. Those are just the rules. Deal with it. I’d also love to sit here and crack wise for a bit longer, maybe talk about the Blue Jays cool new uniforms or something, but I’m too busy blowing and wiping my stupid fucking nose because I have a cold. I bet there are baseball players out there right now who have colds too.

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