FOXSports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Marlins are shipping nearly every one of their higher paid veteran players to Toronto, including pitchers Mark Buerhle and Josh Johnson, utility player Emilio Bonifacio, catcher John Buck and shortstop Jose Reyes.
While all the details are being sorted out, ESPN.com has confirmed that shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, pitcher Henderson Alvarez, top outfield prospect Jake Marisnick and minor league pitcher Justin Nicolino are among the players headed to Miami.
A major key to the deal for Toronto is the acquisition of Reyes. One of the best shortstops in the game over the past decade, Reyes just signed a six year, $106 million contract with the Marlins prior to last season.
Although he is coming off a fine 2012 season there are five reasons why Reyes could end up being a huge bust for the Blue Jays.
Click through to find out the reasons why.
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