Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/24/13
Jose Reyes left the Mets as a free agent following the 2011 season. A season in which he won the NL batting title, the first in the history of the New York Mets franchise. He led the National League in triples and scored over 100 runs while playing in just 128 games. Always a threat on the bases, he also would bring the obtaining team defensive prominence at a position that defense is very important, SS. Reyes signed a deal with the Miami Marlins for 6 years and $106 million with a team option for the 2018 season. As with all other long term contracts involving the Marlins, there was no no trade clause put into it, leading the Marlins to trade him to the Toronto Blue Jays along with Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio for Adeiny Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick, Henderson Alvarez, Justin Nicolino and Jeff Mathis. This deal, as well as the one that brought the Jays RA Dickey from the Mets, put the Toronto team in a position where they could have been considered favorites
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