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 SportsOne 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.