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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
Pack your bags for Canada, former Marlins.
On Monday, after several days of hemming and hawing, Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig decided not to block the pending trade that will send Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle to the Blue Jays. The commissioner had reportedly been reviewing the trade and whether it should be blocked under the “best interests of baseball”...
Commissioner Bud Selig on Monday formally approved of the Miami Marlins trading star shortstop Jose Reyes and standout pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle to the Toronto Blue Jays for a slew of prospects last week. The city of Miami … Continue reading →
Baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Monday approved the big trade of last week that sent Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio from Miami to Toronto in exchange for Adeiny Hechavarria, Yunel Escobar,Henderson Alvarez, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick, and Anthony Desclafani. There had been some speculation Selig might reject the deal...
The players' association will monitor the Miami Marlins following their payroll purge. The union says it's too early to determine whether the salary cuts will cause any issues under baseball's labor contract.
Baseball's labor contract requires that revenue-sharing money be used in to improve a team's performance on the field.
The Marlins opened last season with...
In recent days, a number of Mets fans have taken to Twitter to remind me of a column I wrote about the team last February.
The column said that commissioner Bud Selig should persuade his friend Fred Wilpon to sell the Mets if the uncertainty about the team's finances lingered into this winter.
"One more season of this," I wrote, "and no more."
It became official yesterday. Commissioner Bud Selig approved the mega-deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and our immortal beloved Jose Reyes are leaving sunny Florida and are headed to the Great White North, while Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis, Anthony DeScalfani...
Ben and Sam discuss whether MLB`s Commissioner should have the power to block a trade, as Bud Selig considered doing to the Marlins-Blue Jays blockbuster.
If you follow college football even a little bit, you know that conference expansion and realignment is all the rage right now. This trend has been going on for the last year or two in the NCAA, but it received new life with the recent news that Rutgers and Maryland would be jumping to the Big Ten, a move that is bound to trigger a domino effect of even more teams pulling up stakes...
In this Thanksgiving Holiday season, we step back and look at five reasons that Major League Baseball fans are thankful for the current state of the game.
1) Small Market teams can still win the World Series
The San Francisco Giantsand St. Louis Cardinals have won the last three World Series. These teams aren’t the ones targeting all the $20M free agents (Pujols, Fielder, Sabathia...
NEW YORK (AP) -- The players' association will monitor the Miami Marlins following their payroll purge, saying it is too early to determine whether the salary cuts will cause any issues under baseball's labor contract.
After complaints by the union that the Marlins weren't using revenue-sharing money to improve, the players' association, Major League Baseball and...