The Miami Marlins Just Traded All Their Players: Reyes, Johnson, Buehrle, Buck and Bonafacio All Gone

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Well, that didn't last long.
One year after the taxpayers of Miami-Dade gave Jeffrey Loria a brand new, $515 million ballpark, he's already given up even pretending to field a major league baseball team. In one of the largest salary dumps in the history of baseball, the Marlins are reportedly shipping basically every player on the team not named Giancarlo Stanton to Toronto.

Say goodbye to Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonafacio, Mark Buehrle and John Buck, Marlins fans. Say hello to 12,000 fans a game next year, Miami.

The details are still sketchy about what the Marlins will get in return, but among the players coming to town is shortstop Yunel Escobar. Yes, he's the same guy suspended earlier this year for writing "tu eres maricon," or "you are a faggot" on his eyeblack.

>Also in the mix are starter Henderson Alvarez, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria and some minor leaguers.

The deal is apparently still in negotiations, but is solid enough that the Miami Herald is confirming that all five players are goners.

The real reason Loria is making the deal, of course, is that he'll save more than $150 million in salary by shipping these guys out of town.

It's a charming move by an owner who lied to the city by repeatedly claiming the team was near bankruptcy when it was actually one of the most profitable in baseball so that taxpayers would build him a new stadium.

Now, after one year of pretending to spend money on free agents, Loria can go back to his old game: Pocketing revenue sharing, spending minimally on his franchise and not giving two craps whether fans come to see his team.

Hooray Marlins baseball!

Update: Giancarlo Stanton has weighed in with his early review on the deal:

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Update 2: Logan Morrison and Ricky Nolasco have also weighed in:
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24 comments
al004
al004

Absolutely nothing is going to happen, except for a couple days of whining.  People in Miami get screwed regularly by politicians and they do nothing.  Since most people don't go to baseball games anyhow, in a week this will all be forgotten.

HangThem
HangThem

Loria and Samson shouldn't be able to show their faces in public in Miami without being shouted into hiding.   Please citizens of Miami, make this so.  Shame these idiots.

FlashFriedBananas
FlashFriedBananas

I'd like to thank all our asshole politicians for pegging the tax payers with this financial burden and eye sore.

Ked Killjoy
Ked Killjoy

I knew that stadium was a bad idea. Should have never built in the first place. Looks like they have to figure out what to do with the thing. Concerts, clubs ?

Crs Diaz
Crs Diaz

Marlins should've traded ownership and the whole front office

Aldo Malbec
Aldo Malbec

Watching baseball in Miami is wasting your time.

Crs Diaz
Crs Diaz

Reyes should've resigned with the Mets when he had the chance

Craig Chester
Craig Chester

Loria and Samson are the two most unsavory characters in South Florida. I actually don't think it's out of the question that some crazed fan (if any exist) will act out with some form of violence against them. Actually, it could be some pissed off taxpayers. Or a mob of pissed off taxpayers.

Daniel Solares
Daniel Solares

yup ow he will try to sell and hit the high road!!! lol fucking fucktards they should have rebuild the orange bowl for the Hurricanes at least they bring in Fans and Moneyyyyy

Courtney Bryant
Courtney Bryant

All five City Commissioners who approved the Stadium deal should hand in their resignations tommorow.

William Cutt
William Cutt

Its a shame.. I hate when hometown gets shamed like such...

TK Small
TK Small

should have let the marlins swim away and instead built about a 45-47,000 seat stadium state of the art smaller orange bowl.they could have modeled after oregon's autzen stadium leased it to the miami hurricanes and a attract a new bowl game.

Alessandra Cata
Alessandra Cata

@ Leo Correctomundo! Politicians More than received the bigger chunk and 305 foots the bill!!

Leo Martinez
Leo Martinez

No surprise there. WE are the real idiots.

susan.chan
susan.chan

Well, congrats, Miami. Now the stadium can be used for its real purpose: Holiday parties for the Kardashians!

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

So crazy it's actually rofl material...

Clemente Morales
Clemente Morales

What a scumbag Jeffrey Loria is. The Marlins are the most deceitful, money grubbing, anti-fan team in all of baseball. He can't even use the "our team is broke and small market" excuse, because his team got a sweet deal with the stadium. Fans were duped into merchandise, season tickets, etc.

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