Addition of Dickey would give Jays insurance if Romero tanks again

If Rickey Romero, who had a terrible season in 2012, can't find his way back under the direction of...

If Rickey Romero, who had a terrible season in 2012, can't find his way back under the direction of new pitching coach Pete Walker, the addition of knuckleballer R.A. Dickey certainly softens that blow. (Getty Images/Files)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

TORONTO - If and when the Blue Jays land R.A. Dickey, the addition of the National League Cy Young winner would signal more than an ‘all in’ philosophy for general manager Alex Anthopoulos regarding the upcoming 2013 season.

It would also be a butt-saving acquisition of the highest order.

Prior to Dickey’s expected arrival, the Blue Jays rotation had already received a significant upgrade via the 12-player swap with Miami that among other things, saw them add the likes of lefty Mark Buehrle and right-hander Josh Johnson to their rotation.

At the end of the disastrous 2012 season, the slimmed down Jays rotation consisted of a recovering Brandon Morrow, a confidence-shaken Ricky Romero, lefty J.A. Happ and not much else.


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