Remember last spring when everyone out there thought the Marlins had a real chance to play in the 2012 World Series? So much for that! The Marlins stunk this season and finished at the bottom of the NL East. And, as a result, it sounds like they're blowing up their current roster.
According to a new report, the Marlins just struck a deal with the Blue Jays that will send Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck to Toronto in exchange for Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, and Justin Nicolino. Essentially, Miami traded away every single player that would make them look like they were actually trying to win games next season in order to save a bunch of money. What an insane deal.
Then again, this is the Marlins we're talking about. They have a reputation for destroying and rebuilding their franchise, so who knows? Maybe they'll actually make it to the World Series next season after making this move...
Er, yeah, we wouldn't bet on it. But, they'll definitely have a much different team next spring. And, so will the Jays. Look out, Yankees!