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Blue Jays getting Johnson, Buehrle, Reyes, Buck and Bonifacio in megatrade with Marlins

Nov 13, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT

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UPDATE, 8:58 PM: Olney says the 12-player trade might not be finalized until sometime Wednesday.

UPDATE, 7:49 PM: Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel adds that right-handed prospect Anthony DeSclafani is going to Miami. That’s the final piece of the puzzle. Here’s the breakdown:

SS Jose Reyes
RHP Josh Johnson
LHP Mark Buehrle
INF Emilio Bonifacio
C John Buck
$4 million

SS Yunel Escobar
INF Adeiny Hechavarria
RHP Henderson Alvarez
LHP Justin Nicolino
OF Jake Marisnick
RHP Anthony DeSclafani

UPDATE, 7:45 PM: The Marlins will also receive catcher Jeff Mathis from the Blue Jays, according to Bob Elliott of the Toronto Sun. Elliott also says it’ll be a 12-player swap when all is said and done.

UPDATE, 7:34 PM: ESPN’s Keith Law says there is “zero” chance the trade gets nixed by Bud Selig.

UPDATE, 7:20 PM: Rosenthal notes that the trade is “not yet official” because Major League Baseball has not been given all the details. Trades involving money require approval from the commissioner.

UPDATE, 6:58 PM: ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that Jake Marisnick, a 21-year-old outfield prospect with a .278/.351/.436 career batting line in the minor leagues, will also be joining the Marlins organization.

UPDATE, 6:41 PM: The Fish will get shortstop Yunel Escobar, infield prospect Adeiny Hechavarria, right-handed starter Henderson Alvarez and lefty prospect Justin Nicolino, according to various reports.

UPDATE, 6:34 PM: Morosi says Johnson, Buehrle and Reyes are all going to the Blue Jays, along with catcher John Buck and infielder-outfielder Emilio Bonifacio. The firesale of all firesales.

6:13 PM: According to FOX Sports’ Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays are on the “verge of acquiring” right-handed starter Josh Johnson and left-handed starter Mark Buehrle from the Marlins. Shortstop Jose Reyes may also be heading north. Much, much more to come, obviously.

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  1. skeleteeth - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    “The Fish will get shortstop Yunel Escobar…”

    Of course they will.

    • tfbuckfutter - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      That part is really going to piss off the gay community in Miami.

      If…anyone in Miami….paid attention to the Marlins.

  2. jimw81 - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

    Toronto sports fans forgot they were in a NHL Lockout for a sec..

  3. pkers - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Marc Hulet at Fangraphs just started his organizational top prospects lists last week, and the Blue Jays were one of the first. Looks like he’ll have to go revise it. He had Nicolino at #5, Marisnick at #6, and Hechavarria at #10.

    • schlom - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM

      Baseball America has Marisnick #2, Nicolino #5, and Hechavarria #7.

      • proudlycanadian - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

        Fangraphs is probably closer to Toronto’s internal assessment. The Jays have a couple of lefty prospects that they value as much as Nicolino. Marisnick played very well in 2011, but had an off year last season. The prospect rated just after him on Fangraphs also plays CF. They did retain d’Arnaud and Gose.

  4. husky2score - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    The Marlins might just be the stupidest baseball team like, ever. Thy are asking to suck again this year, and have traded away ever ounce of greatness they got last offseason. What a joke.

  5. deathmonkey41 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    Esobar thinks the Blue Jays were pretty gay to trade him like that.

  6. rhandome - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:04 PM


  7. rcali - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Wouldn’t it just be easier to move the Marlins to Latin America?

    • kkolchak - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

      Maybe this was Loria’s first step to moving back to Canada.

  8. skeleteeth - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    Who’s going to be hitting in front of Stanton, Zambrano?

  9. timmons94 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Wow. The scumbag art dealer strikes again. Killed baseball in Montreal and now Florida. Nice of him to hold city hostage to get new stadium built on taxpayers dime . Between him and bob nutting. MLB should force both to sell

  10. uyf1950 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Let’s not forget the Red Sox have signed David Ross for 2 years to be their backup catcher. After finishing in last place 26 games back and 4 games back of the 4th place Jays.

  11. 69jaredallen69 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

    Bud for the good of the game needs to seize the team and put it under MLB control and sell the team to someone else. Loria should not be allowed to show his face in Miami again

  12. brockw82 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    And why is Loria still allowed to own a MLB team?

  13. thebadguyswon - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    What a joke. Gotta love Loria. How that team has any fans is beyond me.

  14. 1972wasalongtimeago - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    This is a very sad day for the few Marlins fans that care about having a legitimate big league team.

    But that being said, they traded the veteran core of scream that TOTALLY SUCKED!!!! And they were boring while tbey sucked. Reyes was far from special. Johnson is average now. Buerlhe is okay but blah, Boni is a Punch and Judy utility guy, and John Buck is the worst catcher in the league. This was not exactly the core of a world champion.

    The fans are totally justified to never trust this ownership group again. But we were also justified in complaining how bad the team was last year.

    Watching Cabrera win the triple crown hurt way more than watching Toronto play 500 will hurt. But watching a AA team down here next year won’t be any fun either.

  15. thebadguyswon - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    And yes…..this is not good for baseball at all. Loria is dismantling the team because he couldn’t draw 3 million people in his new park. He fucked Montreal and now he’s fucking Miami. The Marlins won’t even be in Miami in 5 years, guaranteed.

  16. phantomspaceman - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Loria has to be the worst owner in baseball. Why would anyone want to play there? Judging by past experience those guys probably would have been shipped off whether the Marlins won this year or not.

  17. timmons94 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Good for Toronto. They just became scary good. Wonder if marlins season ticket deposits were already due. Doubt this trade has ticket sales lines phones ringing tomm

  18. theaxmancometh - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    I’m guessing even the diehard Marlins fans (all 8 of them) have to jump ship now. Loria has cemented his legacy as the worst owner in sports. He should have to pay back the taxpayers every penny for that stadium.

    • triumph18 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      I’m out, I’m a fan since they were created in 90/91, and I’m jumping ship.
      The only decent players left are LoMo and Stanton.

  19. muckthefets - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Mother of God, this is ridiculous, this just dropped a 100 ton weight of talent in the AL East, the whole landscape of that division took a huge turn. Hopefully gator isn’t trying to hunt down Loria as we speak…

  20. paint771 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

    So is Loria going to use the freed payroll to go out and sign Greinke, Hamilton, Upton, Bourn, Dickey, and Bobby Valentine?

    If so, I wonder how they’ll play for their new team in 2014?

  21. dannymac17 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Jeff Loria is the worst owner in sports. This better be a precursor to selling the team cause he will have no excuses to tell the people of Miami that just funded his stadium.

    I dont know what the hell just happened, but i dont like the Marlins, but now i just feel pity for them.

    Absolutely classless douche bag.

    • thebadguyswon - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:45 PM

      Just listening to him to him talk you get the impression his capacity to be an asshole is matched only by his arrogance.

  22. mungman69 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Most of the Marlins that I know are gone.

  23. phillyreese215 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    i heard on twitter the marlins payroll is like 19 million before arbitration. WOW!

  24. uyf1950 - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    I wonder if Farrell is kicking himself for leaving the Blue Jays now. He might have been able to do something there in 2013. Instead now he’s stuck in Boston with what? A hope and a prayer that they re-sign Cody Ross, get Napoli sign a Right Fielder and somehow Lester, Buchholz and the rest of the pitchers actually learn how to pitch again.

    • thebadguyswon - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:45 PM

      Boston is going to suck.

  25. canadabaseball - Nov 13, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Sad to see Hech go but Wooow great job AA

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