Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/15/12
While most discussion throughout the last couple days has focused on the Miami Marlins selling off nearly all of their assets and the re-loaded Blue Jays north of the border, there’s also a discussion to be had about what the reported massive trade means for Toronto’s competition, the American League East division. In case you missed it, the trade that went down looks as follows … Blue Jays receive: SS – Jose Reyes SP – Josh Johnson SP – Mark Buehrle OF – Emilio Bonifacio C – John Buck Marlins receive: SS – Yunel Escobar SP – Henderson Alvarez Prospects – Andy Hechavarria, Jake Marisnick, Anthony Desclafani and Justin Nicolino C – Jeff Mathis Owner Jeffrey Loria’s aggressive plan last offseason could not have turned out worse, so maybe this photo looking up to him isn’t the most appropriate. (Photo by ESPN) So, yes, the Blue Jays obviously improve a lot on paper with this trade. But will it be enough for them to contend with powerhouses like Boston, New York, and even Tampa Bay? And
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