Blue Jays: Set to Buck year-long trend?

New York Mets catcher John Buck says the return of Jose Reyes will give the Blue Jays a much-needed...

New York Mets catcher John Buck says the return of Jose Reyes will give the Blue Jays a much-needed boost. (Reuters)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:10 AM ET

TORONTO - The last Blue Jay traded doesn’t think his former team is done.

Not quite yet.

“They’re going to get Jose Reyes back soon, they’re going to get Josh Johnson back, they’re going to get J.A. Happ back, R.A. Dickey will get on a roll and they could go on a run,” said New York Mets catcher John Buck this week at Citi Field.

Along with catcher Travis d’Arnaud, right-hander Noah Syndergaard and outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, Buck was dealt to the Mets for catchers Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas, plus Dickey, in December.

The deal enabled the Jays to win the second straight month of the off-season, after winning November with a 12-player deal with the Miami Marlins.

That deal brought Buck to Toronto and 28 days later Buck was off to New York. His second tour with the Jays lasted 25 days longer than the Mike Napoli era — with the same amount of at-bats.

Then came April and May and the Jays are still looking to win a month. 

 


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