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12-15-2012, 12:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Edmonton, AB
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If AA is sure he can get Dickey to sign for another couple of years it would be ok. He may be 38 but knucklers can pitch for ever. The oldest pitcher to throw in the MLB was a 60 year old knuckballer. The Blue Jays pitching needs to be better. I do prefer to see JP go, but it is what it is. Prospects in baseball are the biggest roll of the dice ever.
Prospects are a tough gamble, but the jays have JP behind the plate catching a knuckleball? Dear lord, he can barely catch off speed strikes. John buck is going to see a lot of work then IMO.
I still can't see it being D'Arnaud for dickey straight up. D'Arnaud is likely the best catching prospect in the game right and depending where you rank Sanchez and Syndergaard he might be the top jays prospect as well. So it's not like they're trading a boom/bust type of guy, he does pretty much everything better than JP.
That being said, I think it's clear the jays know this since they tried to offer JP and Goae first.
If they get dickey + prospect and he signs, ill live
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