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R.A. !!ey throws parting knuckleball at Mets


 R.A. !!ey throws parting knuckleball at Mets
topic by d2921 - 01-10-2013, 12:04 AM - Boxden > BX SportsCenter


R.A. !!ey was formally introduced as a Toronto Blue Jay Tuesday and lobbed a floating knuckleball — maybe more like high-and-inside fastball — at his former team — the New York Mets.

!!ey said he is thankful the Mets did not meet his contract demands and he is thrilled to join the Blue Jays, a team he said is "all in" to win the World Series.

The Blue Jays showed off their new pitcher at Rogers Centre after acquiring the National League Cy Young winner from the Mets last month.

The 38-year-old knuckleballer admitted the Mets helped him cultivate his pitching style but said he was glad to move on.

!!ey, who signed a $30 million, three-year deal, took a backhanded parting shot at the Mets by saying if Toronto doesn't win, it won't be because Alex Anthopoulos didn't try. The Blue Jays general manager had a busy off-season and also acquired high profile studs like shortstop Jose Reyes, and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buerhle to go with the signing of !!ey.

"You can see that he's made all the moves that he made," !!ey said. "If we don't win it won't be because of him."

If !!ey's comment was a jab at the Mets front office, Anthopoulos added a hook. Speaking about the Mets offer of two years, $20 million to !!ey, the Jays GM told him it was beneath !!ey's dignity to accept such an offer.

"I even told him this when I met him," Anthopoulos said. "I didn't think he got the respect he deserved."

Th GM went on to thank the Mets for making !!ey available.

"Guys like this don't come around very often," said Anthopoulos. "And they don't get traded very often."

It sounds like !!ey is going to enjoy his six months a year north of the border with the vastly improved Blue Jays.

"I think this could be a few special years for this city, this this country and the players," he said.


R.A. !!ey takes parting shot at Mets


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 01-10-2013, 12:14 AMaway - #2
KayGee 16 heat pts16

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if everyone plays to their potential this team could be great for a few years, have to wait and see what happens.
 01-10-2013, 01:07 AMaway - #3
ThiZZ 137 heat pts137

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Don't forget they also got Melky. Kinda weird that the article had no mention of that.
 01-10-2013, 05:22 PMaway - #4
BackBlock_OG 20 heat pts20

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nicca you're 38 and the Mets aren't going anywhere anytime soon. You weren't getting anything over 2yrs. Kinda suprised we offered that. You had a dream year and cashed out, be happy and shut the !! up. You're not Greg Maddux.
 01-10-2013, 05:28 PMaway - #5
d2921 814 heat pts814

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Originally Posted by BackBlock_OG
nicca you're 38 and the Mets aren't going anywhere anytime soon. You weren't getting anything over 2yrs. Kinda suprised we offered that. You had a dream year and cashed out, be happy and shut the !! up. You're not Greg Maddux.
 01-10-2013, 05:43 PMaway - #6
3rdpiano 

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!!ey a !!boy. Not shocked by his comments.
 01-10-2013, 06:33 PMaway - #7
m-f 7 heat pts

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A lot of mad fans



JAYS !!ES
 01-10-2013, 06:53 PMaway - #8
triznathaniel 26 heat pts26

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Mets fans mad? Be mad at your broke a$s owner, not the players...

I'm just glad I am where I can watch these guys everyday
 01-10-2013, 06:56 PMaway - #9
Chief 26 heat pts26

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lol whose mad? i couldn't care less he was gone regardless of the fact we're rebuilding

santana should be traded as soon as he strings together a few good games, too
 01-10-2013, 07:24 PMaway - #10
dameons 5 heat pts

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There was no diss there ... He just said the Jys were aggressive this off season , lol . No diss at all..Ya'll reachin'.
 01-10-2013, 10:58 PMaway - #11
HAYWOODE 

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It sounds like !!ey is going to enjoy his six months a year north of the border with the vastly improved Blue Jays.
They already know it isn't going to be 7 months
 01-11-2013, 08:10 AMaway - #12
Clutch City Kid 10 heat pts10

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im a Mets fan and losing him didnt bother me at all we got WAAAAAY bigger problems
 01-11-2013, 08:19 AMaway - #13
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HGH testing
 08-11-2013, 10:06 PMaway - #14
dj ac 57 heat pts57

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Same record with 1/3 of the talent
 08-11-2013, 10:17 PMaway - #15
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jays aint !!. niccas got no heart
 08-11-2013, 10:19 PMaway - #16
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 08-11-2013, 10:21 PMaway - #17
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 08-11-2013, 10:22 PMaway - #18
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Originally Posted by m-f
A lot of mad fans



JAYS !!ES
 08-11-2013, 10:40 PMaway - #19
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 08-11-2013, 10:45 PMaway - #20
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