Originally written November 17, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
Jose leaves Miami less then one year after signing his mega deal. Are you kidding me? Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com is now reporting that the Miami Marlins made verbal promises to Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle that they would not be traded. They were apparently told that they were players to be counted on and not to worry about being dealt. The promises made were only verbal, as Miami has a club policy of not giving players no-trade clauses in their contracts. Those promises lasted less than one full year, as both players were dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays in the 12-player blockbuster deal on Tuesday. The Miami Marlins franchise is freakin a joke. They go out last offseason prior to opening a new ballpark and spend big to bring in notable free agents, and then less then one year later they trade all of the away. They traded the face of the team in Hanley Ramirez for next to nothing in an effort to shed his salary. I’m sure they would have loved to keep him around, but they needed hi...
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