The Toronto Blue Jays have finally completed the trade that we all knew was coming. The Blue Jays acquired ace Josh Johnson, top-notch shortstop Jose Reyes, excellent pitcher Mark Buehrle, utility man Emilio Bonifacio and catcher John Buck, according to multiple sources.
What is going the other way is still to be determined, but it looks like Adieny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Yunel Escobar, Jake Marisnick, Jeff Mathis, Justin Nicolino and another minor leaguer, according to the Toronto Sun.
I made it very clear in my earlier piece about the need to trade for an ace, and GM Alex Anthopoulos has done just that. Moreover, a heated discussion erupted in the comments section discussing how great it would be if Josh Johnson got traded to the Blue Jays.
So how good are the Blue Jays? Scary good.
The major weaknesses on this roster were completely overhauled and turned into strengths. We have an excellent rotation, got rid of some problem pieces (and others that I did not value as highly as others) and will have one of the best offenses in the league, hands down.
Let us discuss what we got back in this deal with the Marlins.