Reader Weigh In – What If Edition

Jun 12, 2012; Toronto, ON, Canada; Former Toronto Blue Jays player Carlos Delgado (25) and his wife with kids from a charity he supports during the game against the Washington Nationals at the Rogers Centre. The Nationals beat the Blue Jays 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

One of the best parts of the offseason is taking the time to dream up some off-beat scenarios and situations. With that in mind, we wanted to reach out to the legion of Blue Jays fans gearing up for next season to help us with a burning question:

If you could add a player from Toronto’s past to today’s roster, who would it be?

Tom Henke saved 217 games and posted an ERA of 2.48 while wearing a Blue Jays uniform. Would he be the perfect addition to help button down the bullpen?

Carlos Delgado owns just about every offensive record for the Toronto Blue Jays, yet he never played in the postseason during his tenure. Would you replace Adam Lind with Delgado’s prominent bat and give him that shot?

Alex Anthopoulos made a concerted effort to improve the rotation in 2013, adding R.A. Dickey, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buehrle to Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero. That doesn’t mean that there still isn’t room for improvement. Would you like to add Dave Steib, Pat Hentgen, Roger Clemens, or Jimmy Key to make you just a little more comfortable?

Remember, this is just a fantasy exercise. Have fun with it, debate it, and let’s see what come out of it.

If you could add a Blue Jay from the past to today's team, who would it be?

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  • Dustin

    How is Roberto alomar not mentioned. Am I missing something?

    • Kyle Franzoni

      No sir, you missed nothing, I did…completely. The oversight of Alomar is an egregious error on my part and I ask all of Blue Jays Nation to forgive me of my transgression.

  • http://twitter.com/Baseball4Brains Chris Henderson

    That’s a valid question. I had voted for Delgado on the poll, but now that Alomar was brought to my attention, I’d have to choose other. I’m comfortable with with Bonifacio or Izturis being the primary 2nd baseman, but any team can always use a Roberto Alomar.

    • Kyle Franzoni

      Yes, EVERY team can use a Roberto Alomar.

  • Kyle Franzoni

    Alright folks, as of this moment, we are Counting all “Other” votes as Roberto Alomar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/scott.cochrane.52 Scott Cochrane

    Where is Alomar? Imagine the line up Reyes, Alomar,Melky,Bautista,EE,Lind,Lawrie,Rasmus,Arencibia. Almoar over anyone on that list in a heartbeat. He wasa playoff performer, best player to ever wear a Jays uniform.I think management could live wih Lind batting 6th.

  • RyanMueller

    I loved McGriff when he was here. Another guy that isn’t on here that would have been nice is Tony….Fernandez not Batista and Shawn Green. I would love to have a Shawn Green here, his last 2 seasons with the Jays were monster seasons.