Toronto, you're going to be accused of unrealistic AI if you keep this up.
First you make a ridiculous trade with Miami that most video gamers would've scorned for it's unrealistic lack of balance. Coming to the Blue Jays? Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck along with $4 million.
Leaving? Yunel Escobar, Jeff Mathis, Henderson Alvarez, and prospects Jake Marisnick, Justin Nicolino, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Anthony DeSclafani. Immediate win for Toronto. Long term win prospects (maybe for Miami).
But that's not all the Toronto Blue Jays have been up to this offseason. The Blue Jays also got in on the free-agent action this off-season, signing outfielder Melky Cabrera to a two-year deal and infielder Maicer Izturis to a three-year contract.
And now? The reigning NL Cy Young Award Winner, R.A. Dickey is about to become a Blue Jay.
Yes, Dickey is 38. But there have been many pitchers who have been pretty effective (barring injuries) to 40 years old and beyond.
Expectations are now high for the Jays, and they could be the favorite in the AL East and among the best teams in MLB 13: The Show. While more moves are possible, it's not crazy to speculate the Blue Jays could be a top choice amongst MLB 13: The Show gamers in 2013.
The lineup looks pretty spicy, with Reyes leading off followed by Melky Cabrera, Jose Bautista, and Edwin Encarnacion. Brett Lawrie, Adam Lind, and Colby Rasmus won't be easy outs either. Neither J.P. Arencibia nor Emilio Bonifacio are without danger as well.
The rotation? Well, imagine facing R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, and Brandon Morrow in a series. Good luck with that.
Baseball is back in primetime in Canada. At least the expectations are. We'll see if the follow through is worthy of the sky-high expectations at the former Skydome.
Sound off:Are you excited about the Blue Jays' moves? What are you wanting to see the Jays accomplish in 2013?