Seriously, this feels weird.
It certainly seems like the Toronto Blue Jays are going to be good. Like, really good. Like, as good as they’ve been in December since the dwindling days of 1992 when Pat Gillick was stroking his chin and trying to figure out which puzzle pieces he needed to find to keep the defending World Series champions on top.
"Let’s see, out with Dave Winfield, in with Paul Molitor? Yup, that should do it."
A different era and a different off-season. This time around the Blue Jays are trying to make the climb from also-ran to front-runner in a single fell-swoop, which explains importing most of the good players from the Florida Marlins, and now the best pitcher in the National League.
Will it be enough?
December isn’t April or May and it goes without saying it’s a long, long, way to October.
But the Blue Jays, with the now official addition of National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey, have gone from 73-win wallflower to supermodel sexy in the space of about 15 minutes, it feels like.