This marks the Marlins second big offseason acquisition. They signed closer Heath Bell to a three year, $27 million deal earlier this offseason.
With the new name, new stadium and new players, maybe Reyes and Bell will be the difference makers for the new-look Miami Marlins. The NL East has a chalk-full of talent this year with the Philadelphia Phillies, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals all yearning to win the division.
This leaves Reyes's old team, the New York Mets, the black sheep of the division, and they can't be too happy that the face of their franchise for many years is now a member of a division foe.
With the signings of two big time players, the Miami Marlins are heading in the right direction.