Found November 20, 2012 on Mets360.com:
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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, Jake Marisnick and Justin Nicolino go south. That’s an awful lot of hyperlinks, don’t you think? Setting aside whatever opinion you may have of Marlins’ honcho Jeffrey Loria – I happen to think he’s a vile, venal little slug who in the words of author Jeff Pearlman “would trade Christmas if it would make him five bucks” — trades like this are actually fun for the inveterate off-season junkie like myself. I just wish the whole Miami experiment had been given more than ten minutes before it was deemed an abject failure. Most of those guys who just got traded were only signed in late-2011/early-2012....
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