Originally posted on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/14/12
Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was emphatic that the trade sending starting pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, infielderoutfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buckto the Blue Jays was not a fire sale. "We finished in last place. Figure it out," Loria told CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman on Wednesday while on his way to the baseball owners meetings in Chicago. "We have to get better. We can't finish in last place. We finished in last place. That's unacceptable. We have to take a new course." Loria also told Heyman that he had no intention of selling the team. From the Blue Jays, the Marlins will receive shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, major-league right-hander Henderson Alvarez, minor-league left-hander Justin Nicolino, center fielder Jacob Marisnick, catcher Jeff Mathis and minor league right-hander Anthony DeSclafani. The trade left the Marlins with only two players from the lineup that opened their 2012 season -- Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison.
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