What could make for better drama than a team of superstars, especially when they get off to a slow start like they are have in 2013? The team is already dealing with its first hardship and taste of reality with the loss of Jose Reyes.
Of the teammates, Melky Cabrera is the one with the most bizarre history on the team. Taking performance enhancing drugs is a bad enough stain on a player's record, but to be known for allegedly creating a fake website in order to cover the scent of steroids on him draws adjectives ranging from "eccentric" to "stupid." Antics like these are often central to media storms in Major League clubhouses.
RA Dickey has become known for his positivity, particularly through his autobiography that he released last year. He has given to many charities, and he possesses character traits that many consider to be those of a true role model in sports.
However, even the most positive of superstars can come with baggage. Although Dickey's comments made at the New York Mets' Christmas party this past winter were arguably justified (the Mets did invite him, well aware that the media would ask him tough questions about his contract situation), he caused a stir within the organization prior to his exit from Long Island
It's an example of what a player with celebrity status can draw to a clubhouse. If the Blue Jays end up struggling in 2013, Dickey's honesty could very well contribute to a storm. Hopefully for the Blue Jays, his positive attitude will bring the best out of the team regardless of their record.
And of course, there's Mark Buehrle and his pitbulls. Any time a player has a statement to make, including an attack on Ontario's law banning ownership of pitbulls, drama will be stirred and stories will be written.