Found November 13, 2012 on
213 Miles From Shea:
In a headline that seems fake, the Marlins trade Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio for a set of players that seems to be changing every few minutes, so I’ll update that tomorrow.
After this summer’s salary dump between Los Angeles and Boston, I never thought we would see anything similar, but then this happened. Basically, if you were making money with the Marlins, you now play in Toronto. Or as my roommate eloquently put it, “How crazy would it be if you decided to play in Miami to be in Miami and then they told you suprise! You’re going to Toronto.”
Personally I’m excited about this trade because:
- Now the amount of times I have to type “Buehrle” is significantly decreased
- The Mets no longer have to face Josh Johnson
- I no longer feel guilty if I want to root for Reyes
On a serious note, this does change the landscape in baseball. Depending on what the Marlins get in return, this knocks their trajectory of success back to when the Mets should be successful (instead of the Mets rising while the Marlins age and are weighed down by costly contracts). Toronto becomes an instant contender. Jose Reyes is an upgrade and Josh Johnson, if healthy is an absolute steal. Plus if Buehrle doesn’t have to be ace or second ace of the staff, the team is completely rebuilt.
But honestly, this whole situation is hilarious.
BEST OF MAXIM
A person familiar with the deal says the Miami Marlins have traded right-hander Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The person confirmed the trade to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the teams weren't commenting amid talk they had agreed to a blockbuster deal.
Johnson, who led the NL in ERA in 2010, went 8-14 this year with a 3.81 ERA for the...
The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly on the verge of acquiring right handed pitcher Josh Johnson, left hander Mark Buehrle and short stop Jose Reyes....
Like every other sport, the off-season for Major League Baseball is filled with free-agency rumors and transactions. The hottest one right now is that the Toronto Blue Jays are on the verge of acquiring stud pitcher Josh Johnson from the Miami Marlins. Check out how Twitter erupted with this news Tuesday evening.
Source: #BlueJays on verge of acquiring Josh Johnson from #Marlins...
The Marlins and Blue Jays agreed to a blockbuster trade earlier this week that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson to Toronto. There are clear tax ramifications for everyone involved in the trade, and as an accountant who works in this field and consults with players and agents, I find it very interesting on a number levels.
However, what makes it more interesting than...
Okay Mets fans; what is your lasting memory of former shortstop Jose Reyes? For me, a lifelong Mets fan who has been with the team through good and bad (mostly bad), mine is his final game in Queens.
With a batting title in his grasp, Reyes laid down arguably the best bunt of his career to date and beat it out for a single. The hit raised his batting average to .337 and gave...
The Miami Marlins disgrace to baseball continues. Two reports have surfaced that the Marlins are unloading even more of their talent. First, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Marlins are letting teams know that "virtually everyone" is available.
Then, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports just reported that the Marlins are close to sending the Marlins' best...
The Miami Marlins made a big splash last offseason by bringing in Ozzie Guillen as manager and signing big name free agents Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle. Needless to say all those players are now not a part of the Marlins.
In a clear move to dump salary, the Marlins traded away Reyes, Buehrle and Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays for basically nothing. For a team...
There is nothing wrong with Belgians. Belgians are the best.
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Mark Buehrle is on the way to Toronto. Can’t bring his dogs, though.
The word “stunning” is used quite frequently in international soccer.
Nothing today. Makes you miss baseball, doesn’t it?
Well, the Florida Miami Marlins have certainly perfected the art of the “fire sale.” The Marlins dumped shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, utility player Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, successfully dumping approximately $165 million in salary in the process.
Miami got shortstops Yunel Escobar...
Step aside Kansas City, the Miami Marlins have taken over as the new league idiot. Major League baseball is shocked today after the Marlins traded starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, shortstop Jose Reyes, utility player Emilio Bonifacio, and catcher John Buck to the Toronto Bluejays for shortstop(s) Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitcher [...]