Some perspective: Marlins were awful last year with the players traded away today. It’s not like they’re breaking up a championship team.
For those asking if Loria can sell the Marlins: Yes, If he sells early next year, pays less than 10% of proceeds above $250MM.
Here is the Non-relocation agreement with the specific language on page 8.
RT @LtDanJennings: Sad to see all those guys go, incredible group of guys on and off the field, bonifacio and Reyes never stop smiling!!!!
RT @handlebars39: Woah. Wow. That really happening? WOW. Good luck fellas
RT @justinruggiano: What just happened? Bad week not to have a tv.
RT @srSHREK31: Well I’m gonna miss you guys… Hopefully our new teammates are as awesome on and off the field as buehrle jj buck boni and Reyes
RT @RyanWebb58: Gonna miss those guys the Toronto is not only getting great players but great teammates as well!
In an unprecedented 12-player trade, the Marlins Sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifactio along with $8,000,000 to the Toronto Blue Jays for shortstop Yunel Escobar, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and prospects Jake Marisnick (OF), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Justin Nicolino (LHP) and Anthony DeSclafani (RHP).
With this trade the Marlins dumped most of their salary commitments, reducing their payroll to under $20,000,000. While the Marlins managed to get some of the best prospects out of Toronto’s highly-respected farm system, they have opened up more holes in their lineup and rotation going into next season. With Nolasco and possible Morrison on the trade block, it’s not clear what the new core of this team will look like.
RT @elliottbaseball: Escobar, Alvarez, Hechavarria Nicolino, Marisnick, Mathis and 1 minor more leaguer (not Sanchez) to MIA in 12-player deal.
RT @ChristianYelich: Whoa
RT @RNolasco47: Huh?…….
It’s easy and deserving to say bad things about Loria today but if you’re pissed off about the ballpark, blame Miami. Loria got a good deal.
The real question is how the Marlins didn’t manage to dump Ricky Nolasco. He must feel like the last girl left at the prom.