Toronto Blue Jays make Blockbuster Trade in Marlins Fire Sale
The Toronto Blue Jays appeared poised to transform themselves into overnight contenders today in a monster deal with the Miami Marlins. As details are trickling in, it appears the Blue Jays have acquired Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, as well as shortstop Jose Reyes and catcher John Buck, from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria.
Blue Jays prospect Justin Nicolino would also be sent to the Marlins as well as outfield prospect Jake Marisnick and minor league right-hander Anthony DeSclafani according to speculation. We are expected to get full report later this evening.
Rogers, as the owners of the Toronto Blue Jays, carry an unfair reputation as baseball pretenders and perhaps as of tonight that reputation is no more. The deal inherits contract commitments worth approximately $166 Million US Dollars.
Details are coming in later this evening so stay tuned for the full story. Is this a good move? Do you think Toronto will finally see baseball in October?