The Miami Marlins finalized a much talked about trade with the Toronto Blue Jays Monday which will see the Fish send Jose Reyes, John Johnson, Mark Buehrle, John Buck, and Emilio Bonifacio north.
In exchange, the Marlins received SS Adeiny Hechavarria, LHP Justin Nicolino, OF Jake Marisnick, RHP Henderson Alvarez, RHP Anthony DeSclafani, C Jeff Mathis, and INF Yunel Escobar. The Marlins also sent an undisclosed amount of cash to the Blue Jays in the deal.
“We've finished in last place the past two years, and that is unacceptable to our fans, to us as an organization, and to me,” Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said in a statement. “We want to get back to our winning ways, and we want a winning baseball team for our fans. It's incumbent on us to make the changes necessary to make us a winner again.”
“It may not happen overnight,” Loria added. “But with the players we acquired in the second half of last season, coupled with the infusion of players we are acquiring now, we will be returning to Marlins Baseball: high energy and hungry.”