Toronto Blue Jay’s general manager, Alex Anthopoulos has reportedly pulled off a blockbuster 12 player trade with the Miami Marlins.
Word got out about the potential trade last night. It was first reported by Foxsports.com.
In this trade, the Toronto Blue Jays will get shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle (who won a Gold Glove this past Saturday), catcher John Buck, and utility player Emilio Bonifacio.
Going to the Marlins are: shortstop Yunel Escobar (here`s one player I won`t miss after that homophobic slur incident), pitcher Henderson Alvarez (yet another player I will not miss, considering the record he had in the 2012 season), Adeiny Hechavarria, prospect Jake Marisnick, pitching prospects Anthony Desclafani and back up catcher, Jeff Mathis.
As a Blue Jay fan, out of all of this, the only players I will miss is Hechavarria and Mathis. Then again, with veterans like J.P. Arencibia an Buck behind the plate, the Jays might of just two of the best catchers in baseball.
The one thing I’m really happy about this potential deal is the pick up of pitcher Mark Buehrle. I’m really exited about this guy, being a Gold Glover and all.
Jose Reyes is a good base stealer with 40 stolen bases in 2012 and will probably add some speed along the base paths for the Jays.
In 2012, Reyes had 184 hits, scored 86 runs, hit 37 doubles, 12 triples, 11 home runs and racked up 57 RBIs in 642 at bats.
Reyes also has good fielding skills with 226 put outs and 419 assists in 2012.
Catcher John Buck had 66 hits, scored 29 runs, 15 doubles, 12 home runs, and 41 RBIs this year. He finished the year with a .192 batting average, but made up for it with hi fielding stats. He had a huge total of 715 put outs and 57 assists.
Buehrle had one complete game in 2010 and struck out 125 batters. He also racked up 47 assists.
The trade is yet to be made official and won’t be announced until all players pass their physicals.