Best pitcher in Blue Jays history, and a joy to watch on the mound every five days. He was a close to automatic as can be. Too bad that most of his prime was in that period between Delgado and Bautista's best spells in the Toronto lineup or else the Jays could've had something special.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
Supposedly Gillick wanted to get A. Boone but the Reds, still pissed about the whole post-Griffey-trade saga and bitter because the guy is always hurt and bitching (like that's the M's fault) wouldn't even return his calls.