Found November 13, 2012 on MarlinsBaseball.com:
The Miami Marlins traded Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday for a package of five players.   Going back to Miami are Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick and Justin Nicolino.   In the move, Miami saves a significant amount of money going forward but also decreases the likelihood of competing within the next few years. Reyes being moved comes as a shock to the baseball world as he was thought to be a cornerstone for Miami and had just signed a long term deal last off-season.  The move is likely due to the fact the Marlins have no hopes of playoff contention in the near future with or without the All-Star shortstop.  Johnson had been mentioned in trade rumors doing back to last year but as of late it appeared the former Marlins’ ace would be in the rotation come April.   That changed on Tuesday when he became just a piece of one of the biggest trades in Major League Baseball history...
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