Reports indicate a blockbuster deal between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins.
The Marlins have traded shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck to the Blue Jays for shortstops Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavaria, pitcher Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and minor league pitchers Justin Nicolino, Anthony DeScalfani and minor league outfielder Jacob Marisnick.
The deal is not official but the reaction of the Marlins fans can be best summed up by its star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton who tweeted, "Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple."
This development comes less than a year after the Marlins signed both Reyes and Buehrle to long term contracts. In one fell swoop, the Marlins have taken $150 million off their payroll while the Jays are putting the AL East on notice.
My take on it is if this cast of characters couldn't get it done in Miaim then why will they be any better in Toronto?
Well, for one thing, Ozzie Guillen won't be in charge.
The only question that remains is who will manage the newly revamped Jays. Well, we know it won't be a rabbi.