Blue Jays get the Marlins

Holy crap. The Marlins’ bizarre debacle of a 2012 continues with a blockbuster trade sending basically everyone besides Giancarlo Stanton to the Blue Jays, at least per tons of people on Twitter, led by Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi. The details are still forthcoming, but right now it looks like Toronto will send Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez, Adeiny Hechavarria and pitching prospect Justin Nicolino to Miami for Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson, John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and… Jose Reyes.

Crazy time. Still kind of feel bad for Reyes. Yes, he chased the money and cut his hair. Yes, he signed a deal without a no-trade clause. But he was hardly the only guy duped by the Marlins’ one-year foray into spending. It should be easier to root for him now, at least.

Of course, the deal hasn’t been officially announced yet, and we’ve been this far down the road in the past only to learn we were misled by Twitter echo-chamber stuff. This one’s coming from about a billion sources though, and seems to fit with everything we’ve seen from the Marlins these past few months. Follow along with exhaustive and pleasantly profane coverage at Drunk Jays Fans if you want the local take.

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