The Miami Marlins started to blow things up in the middle of the 2012 campaign by dealing Hanley Ramirez to the Dodgers. They proceeded to get out the C4 this evening and finished the job by shipping Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, and Mark Buerhle to the Toronto Blue Jays for some quality young talent. At least that's the word on Twitter according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
Presumably, the fish in the tank behind home plate down in Miami are on the market as well.
That would make one fan a bit unhappy.
Seriously though, don't look for the Marlins to be a serious contender in the East any time soon. It sucks to own a baseball franchise in place where nobody cares about baseball, doesn't it? I'd still go swimming in that outfield pool though.
UPDATE: Here's the actual deal. The Marlins send Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, catcher John Buck, and utility man Emilio Bonifacio for shortstop Yunel Escobar, starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis, and three quality prospects. The deal is not final, and is subject to Major League Baseball approval, but it appears this is actually happening.
>>>In an update, Giancarlo Stanton isn't thrilled:
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As many citizens in Puerto Rico continue to struggle with the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, Villanova basketball has decided to use its platform to raise money for relief.
The Villanova men’s and women’s teams will host an exhibition doubleheader Nov. 1 at the Jake Nevin Field House, with all ticket sales benefiting the organization “Unidos Por Puerto Rico.” Villanova is also encouraging fans to make additional donations at this website.
The Wildcats women's team will play East Stroudsburg (Division II) at 6 p.m. The men’s team will follow, with a contest against Drexel at 8:30 p.m.
“The impact of Hurricane Irma on our fellow citizens of Puerto Rico has been tragic,” Villanova athletic director Mark Jackson said. “We are grateful that the NCAA is permitting its members to participate in making donations in this unique way as we get ready for the college basketball season. I hope the Nova Nation will join us in supporting this relief effort.”
The men’s team, ranked No. 6 nationally in the preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, was upset by Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season after a national championship campaign in 2015-16.
The Villanova women finished last season 20-15 overall, making a run to the semifinals of the WNIT before falling to Michigan, 65-11.
Both teams start the regular season Nov. 10, with the women visiting Hartford and the men taking on Columbia at the Wells Fargo Center.