Thanks to the Marlins failed one year experiment, the Toronto Blue Jays are about to become a force to be reckoned with.
Fox Sports has the info:
The Blue Jays are set to acquire starters Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, shortstop Jose Reyes, infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck from the Marlins, sources told FOXSports.com.
The Marlins will receive a package that includes shortstops Yunel Escobar
and Adeiny Hechavarria, major-league starter Henderson Alvarez,
minor-league starter Justin Nicolino and center fielder Jacob Marisnick.
A catcher also will go to Miami in the trade — J.P. Arencibia, Jeff Mathis or Bobby Wilson.
In one fell swoop the Marlins are back in rebuilding mode and the Blue Jays have a legitimate shot at taking the AL East.
Now isn't the time for Boston to make a panic move, but the Sox certainly have to take notice. The competition in the East just got a whole lot more competition-y-er.