Marlins trade Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson

The Marlins are blowing it up, after a blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays

11/13/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Oct. 3, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes (7) runs into the dugout during a game against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. The Mets won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRELast year, the Marlins were moving into their new taxpayer-funded stadium and starting the season with a team stocked full of high-priced free agents and All-Stars.

Now, they're reportedly completing a trade that will complete the transformation from preseason favorites to perennial cellar-dwellers.

The Marlins are reportedly sending Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck to the Blue Jays for Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez and others, possibly including prospects like Adeiny Hechavarria and Justin Nicolino.

The Marlins are now left with Giancarlo Stanton and a bunch of prospects, for all intents and purposes.

This might leave the Marlins with a lot of financial flexibility, if they even have any interest in using it.

Fans in Miami will most likely not be thrilled with this move, since it would appear that any chance of contention has gone out the window.

On the other hand, this is a sign that the Blue Jays are going all-out to compete in the AL East, a division that has traditionally been extremely competitive.

What do you think of the trade? Did the Marlins do the right thing by blowing up their team? Or are they just being cheap?
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

11/14/12   |   Scott   |   52623 respect

Miami Marlins = Houston Astros

11/14/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19859 respect

the MARLINS will SUCK....and why oh why are they doing this....they just built a new stadium...for what.....a MINOR LEAGUE TEAM........BIIIIIIIIIIIG PROBLEMS.....

11/13/12   |   Jess   |   34602 respect

(Edited by Jess)

If I didn't know better, I would think Rachel Phelps inherited the team this past year. Hideous new uniforms, Ozzie fiasco, and now this...

11/13/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

I know that it sure sucks to be a Miami Marlins fan (singular).