Found February 15, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
When Jose Reyes makes his debut with the Toronto Blue Jays this season, he will be playing for his third team in as many years. Bouncing around from team-to-team can be challenging, but such is the life of a professional athlete. However, Reyes insists Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria tried to make life more difficult for him than it had to be. In addition to assuring Reyes that the Marlins would never trade him, the shortstop says Loria was telling him to buy himself a nice house in Miami right up until two days before he was traded to Toronto. “He always told me to get a nice house in Miami,” Reyes said, via Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com. “I was at a dinner with him in New York, and he was still talking about the house. “Two days later, I got traded.” Reyes said he was so stunned by the news that he had been traded after the discussion he and Loria had at dinner that he thought someone was playing a prank on him. He quickly realized it was the real deal, and he said he has not spoken ...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
CLEARING THE AIR

Melky Cabrera issues statement

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera arrived at camp Friday morning and issued a statement to address his PED issues, including last year's suspension.

Jose Reyes Blasts Miami Marlins Owner

  Former Miami Marlins shortstop Jose Reyes has come out to expose the truth behind his short stint with the organization, which signed him last off season for the sum of $106 million only to then deal him to the Blue Jays. Reyes revealed to ESPN that he was purposely mislead by Marins owner Jeffrey Loria, who just days before trading Reyes was pushing him to buy a home in the area...

Douchejuice Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told Jose Reyes to 'Buy a House' Days before Trade North

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria fleeced taxpayers, teased with a big budget team for a year and then, bam, pulled the rug from underneath everyone. No one more so than (now) Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes. The... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com

Blue Jays Injury News: Ricky Romero, J.A. Happ

As the Toronto Blue Jays look to contend for an American League East crown and a possible trip to the World Series, getting players back healthy this season will be important.  Two players who battled injuries last year, Ricky Romero and J.A. Happ, are entering the spring in much better shape than they finished the 2012 season. According to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, Romero...

Attention Marlins: This is how you treat players

  GOODYEAR, Az. – Jose Reyes made news on Friday, telling reporters that Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria encouraged him to buy a home in Miami two days before the Marlins traded him to the Toronto Blue Jays.   Contrast that with the way the Cleveland Indians reached out Monday night to their players who were affected by their signing of free-agent center fielder Michael Bourn...

The Toronto Blue Jays and their obsession with catchers

The Toronto Blue Jays have won the prize for the most exciting offseason. Between their trade for NL Cy Young Award winner RA Dickey and the mega trade with the Miami Marlins, the Jays have put themselves in position where they should expect to compete for the AL East title. Remember, the Jays have not made the postseason since 1993, their last World Series title. Since last season...

Miami Marlins ink Casey Kotchman

As spring training gets underway, the Miami Marlins announced Friday that the team has agreed to a deal with free agent Casey Kotchman. Kotchman was a member of the Cleveland Indians last season an hit 12 home runs driving in 55 runs while playing in 142 games last season. He is expected to back up Logan Morrison at first base for the fish this season. Kotchman is just two years...

Melky Cabrera says that he believes he deserves a World Series ring

Just when you thought Melky Cabrera was contrite about his ill-advised actions in the 2012 baseball season which afforded him a 50 game suspension for using PEDs, he boldly comes out an expresses his wish for a World Series ring via twitter!  According to a conversation Cabreara had with Bob Nightengale:   Melky Cabrera says that he believes he deserves a World Series ring...

Giancarlo Stanton reports, still not happy

Giancarlo Stanton reported to the Miami Marlins training camp Friday, but it’s doubtful he’s any happier than he was when the Marlins management dismantled the team, sending several of their stars (Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle) to Toronto in what became Miami North.  November 13th, this spewed from Stanton’s Twitter feed Alright, I’m pissed off!!! Plain & Simple — Giancarlo...

John Farrell discusses Friday's 50 minute team meeting and more

On Friday Red Sox manager John Farrell met with the media to discuss many topics including a 50 minute team meeting, player development and what’s on the horizon for the Sox organization. Farrell seemed calm, cool and collected when address the ambitious Red Sox media. While the majority of Farrell’s responses to the media could be considered lip service, the newly appointed...

Melky Cabrera Releases Statement On Steroids

Muscle Melk, Ready to move on. 

Houston we have a problem, and Miami is in there too. Baseball needs a salary floor to even out the playing field.

If you want to learn about Revenue Sharing in baseball read this article here: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/marlins-mlb-revenue-sharing-syste/ For years baseball has refused to talk about any type of salary cap, but what the sport really needs is not a ceiling but a salary cap floor. Currently the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins are making a mockery of fielding a competitive...

FOX Sports Florida announces Miami Marlins 2013 150-game broadcast schedule

(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) FOX Sports Florida, the statewide television home of the Miami Marlins, will produce and televise a total of 150 Marlins regular season games in high definition as part of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. FOX Sports Florida will kick off the season on Monday, April 1, 2013 at 1:05 p.m. ET when the Marlins take on the Washington Nationals at Nationals...

MLB Notes: Ricky Nolasco Focusing on 2013 With Miami Marlins

As we watched the Miami Marlins clean house by trading players like Heath Bell, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, Jose Reyes, among others, we saw the few remaining Marlins say they also wanted the same treatment. Giancarlo Stanton wasn’t happy about what happened, and Ricky Nolasco was pretty vocal about wanting to get traded. Now that he’s still with the team with Spring Training...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.