Selig approves the Marlins-Blue Jays megadeal

This just in: Bud Selig has approved the megadeal between the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins.

The deal which sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to Toronto in exchange for Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Jeff Mathis, Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisinick and Anthony DeSclafani was made last week.

Selig said, “I’ve received assurances from Marlins ownership, they’re fully committed to build long-term winning team fans can be proud of.”

That noise you just heard was a collective roar of laughter from everyone else in baseball. Yeah, sure Marlins, whatever you say.

Your move, Yanks.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

10 thoughts on “Selig approves the Marlins-Blue Jays megadeal

  1. Looks like the Yanks are going to follow the Knicks model (old dudes rule, AMIRITE?!?). Old and cheap. Great.

    And for the record, following the Knicks model of anything is a bad idea, starting from the top of the organization.

    • Sabrina

      This will be tough times to come up ahead for Yankee fans. If reports of the steinbrenners wanting to sell the team are true. I hope they do because I spend my money to see a good team. Tired of this luxury budget talk!

  2. uyf1950

    I guess that clause that Selig likes to use when it suits his purpose “in the best interest of baseball” only applies when it doesn’t effect his friends. If Selig allows this thief Loria and his Marlins to receive one dime of revenue sharing money he should be strung up by his private parts.

  3. Aly

    I will gladly help with the rope.

  4. Juan should be a website dedicated to Jeffrey Loria

  5. williamjtasker

    I'm more upset that the Blue Jays got Melky for chump change. Sheesh.

    • uyf1950

      It's only chump change is Cabrera performs better then he did with the Yankees or Braves. Personally I don't think he will. No more playing nearly 50% of his games against the likes of the Indians and Twins. And let's not forget are any of sure just how much PED's contributed to enhanced performance.

  6. Bill

    I honestly don't think any of the Blue Jays moves are going to make them serious contenders. Buerhle in the American League East doesn't scare me, Johnson's arm is hanging by a thread and Jose Reyes on artificial turf is a recipe for disaster. And the rehiring of John Gibbons just compounds the issue. This is an 80 win team, give or take a couple.

    As far as the Yanks are concerned, it's frustrating to wait for the other shoe to drop, but you have to think that Cashman and company have something cooking that will have us all asking ourselves, "Why didn't we think of that?" It's happened before.

    • Yes, like last year you have to wonder if Cashman will pull another Godfather move and take care of all family business in one day.

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