Sorry Miami fans, there was no stay of completion granted in baseballs best interests or yours. The 12-player deal between the Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays is official.
Commissioner Bud Selig signed off on the controversial trade Monday, meaning shortstop Jose Reyes, right-hander Josh Johnson, left-hander Mark Buehrle, outfielderinfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck are now Blue Jays.
In return, the Marlins get seven mostly young and inexperienced players. But some would also say they have upside.
The trade going through also means fans anger aimed at Marlins ownership for breaking up the team -- a last-place team, but a high-profiled one -- just a year after opening a new publicly funded ballpark will fester through the offseason and probably much longer.
Fans certainly have a right to be upset, but from strictly a baseball perspective, whats done is done. Its all about the future.
This was a tough thing to do -- theres no doubt about it, its very tough on everybody, pr...