Blue Jays blockbuster trade with Marlins paying dividends

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Reyes was a large part of the 12-player deal with the Miami Marlins in...

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Reyes was a large part of the 12-player deal with the Miami Marlins in November of 2012. The Jays appear to be finally reaping the benefits of the trade, but, so might Marlins in years to come. (AFP)

JOE LANGFORD, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:25 PM ET

Sometimes the baseball gods just smile on you.

Such was the case prior to the start of the 2014 MLB season when I was mulling the idea of columnizing on the Toronto Blue Jays blockbuster 12-player deal with the Miami Marlins which occuted during the off-season of 2012. It seemed a good idea to have a look back and determine who won the deal now that a full year had passed.

If you’ll recall, it was a couple Novembers ago that Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulous acquired shortstop Jose Reyes, starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck, middle-infielder Emilio Bonifacio and cash from the Marlins in exchange for shortstops Yunel Escobar and Adeiny Hechavarria, starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis, outfield prospect Jake Marisnick in addition to pitching prospects Justin Nicolino and Anthony Desclafani.

 


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