August 19, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Miami Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson (55) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Blue Jays have made quite a few changes this winter, in what could perhaps be the most radical offseason makeover in baseball history. And as we inch closer and closer to the start of the 2013 season, the excitement over those changes continues to build to a fever pitch.
With that in mind, we thought we’d pose a question to our loyal readers, asking them which of the new additions will have the biggest impact on the club in 2013.
Will it be Jose Reyes, who gives the Blue Jays the top of the order hitter that they have been craving for years, with a unique mix of speed and on-base ability?
Will it be R.A. Dickey, the reigning National League Cy Young winner who will become the staff ace and bring his fluttering knuckleball to the Rogers Centre?
What about Mark Buehrle, the consistent lefty with the golden glove and the ability to eat innings and keep bats off kilter?
Or will it be Josh Johnson, the righty with ace stuff but a history of injuries that have prevented him from being truly great?
Kyle Franzoni has the unfortunate distinction of having his very first baseball memory be that of Mookie Wilson's slow grounder going through the legs of Bill Buckner. Since then, it has been an up and down love affair with the game, which naturally lead to putting his thoughts to digital paper and trying his hand at writing about the game he loves. A native of Vermont, where he lives with his wife and twin sons, Kyle is editor of Jays Journal and is the Editorial Director for FanSided MLB.