(Philliedelphia/ Danielle Wilson)
The Miami Marlins' owner Jeffrey Loria is onto something brilliant here. After firing Manager Ozzie Guillen after just one horrific season with the new-look Marlins, the Fish had a firesale. On Wednesday, the Blue Jays and Marlins did a bit of swapping, according to sources. The deal is not settled, but it will more than likely include:
Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio. They will shipped up north to the Jays along with $4 million. This is saving the ballclub $150 million of payroll money. From the 2012 Opening Day roster, only two players remain: Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison. In return for those five players, the Marlins received Yunel Escobar, and three prospects.
However, the Marlins are currently shopping Morrison, a fan favorite among the few left in south Florida. Who better for Phillies than a cheap outfielder that can hit? Should Ruben Amaro, Jr. not want to sign B.J. Upt...