Found November 15, 2012 on
Did you see the trade the Miami Marlins just pulled off with the Toronto Blue Jays? Good lord, they just got rid of their best (and most expensive) players, giving up guys like Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson, all for some unproven minor league prospects and underachieving major league players.
With the lopsidedness of that trade, as well as just the pure depth of guys relocating, we got to thinking about some other sports trades that ended up either very one-sided.
Who knows whether or not the Blue Jays instantly jolt up into a World Series contender, but one thing’s for sure, we have a good feeling they increased their win total along with their payroll.
2012 Boston Red Sox Trade Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto
It’s not as if the Red Sox were really destined to win the World Series this year, but with the array of guys they traded away to the Dodgers at the deadline this past July, you’d think they had a much better chance of getting there with them than without.
We understand ripping over $250 million off your payroll is appealing, but when the guys traded away included the likes of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonazlez—two guys who didn’t even spend two full seasons in Beantown—the trade probably left loyal Sawx fans a little pissed off.
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Nothing today. Makes you miss baseball, doesn’t it?
Well, the Florida Miami Marlins have certainly perfected the art of the “fire sale.” The Marlins dumped shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, utility player Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, successfully dumping approximately $165 million in salary in the process.
Miami got shortstops Yunel Escobar...
Days after trading star shortstop Jose Reyes and standout pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for a slew of prospects, the city of Miami remains wrongly outraged at Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria for conducting yet … Continue reading →
Step aside Kansas City, the Miami Marlins have taken over as the new league idiot. Major League baseball is shocked today after the Marlins traded starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, shortstop Jose Reyes, utility player Emilio Bonifacio, and catcher John Buck to the Toronto Bluejays for shortstop(s) Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitcher [...]