Half of these guys are ex-Marlins. - Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
In a purge to follow last offseason's signing binge, the Marlins have apparently traded Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays.
News broke this evening that the Florida-cum-Miami Marlins have agreed to send everybody on their team to the Toronto Blue Jays for some stuff. Financial particulars are hazy, but Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson would pack their bags for America's hat with some younger (read "cheaper") players heading due south. Among those players said to be bound for Miami are Jake Marisnick, Henderson Alvarez, and Anthony DeSclafani, while the Marlins will almost certainly send a bunch of cash to the Blue Jays.
This is good news for Mets fans, because:
- The Marlins, at least in the short-term, will be worse, which is good for the Mets.
- Mets fans can root for Jose Reyes again.
- MarLOLins is fun to write.
The Marlins' previous two fire sales were preceded by big spending and subsequent World Series titles, whereas this one was preceded merely by big spending.
For his part, still-Marlin Giancarlo Stanton is unpleased:
Alright, I'm pissed off!!! Plain & Simple— Giancarlo Stanton (@Giancarlo818) November 13, 2012
Let's hope he doesn't take it out on the Mets.