Toronto Blue Jays make Blockbuster Trade in Marlins Fire Sale

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Updated: November 13, 2012

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?

2 Comments

  1. Jeff Lingard

    November 13, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    It really depends on the health of Johnson and Reyes. If both of these guys are healthy then it is a great trade. If Johnson can’t stay healthy and Reyes reverts into a player who can’t get on the field for more than 100 games a year then it would not be an efficient use of payroll.

  2. Ryan Courcelle

    Ryan Courcelle

    November 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    The great thing about the trade is they don’t have any truly long term contracts. Reyes has 5 years left and that’s the most. The Jays always said it was never about money it was about term. This is a way they got around getting around signing the crazy long term contracts. Reyes will be 34 when the contract expires which isn’t that bad at all. Johnson is on a one year contract, I’m sure he’ll pitch through any minor ailments.

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