Merry Christmas Jays’ Fans, from Alex Anthopoulos

Wow.  Pending MLB approval the Jays have just made a blockbuster deal in the time-honoured tradition that is well-remembered by Jays’ fans.  A couple of decades ago, Pat Gillick dealt Fred McGriff and Tony Fernandez for Joe Carter and Roberto Alomar.  The rest, as they say, is history.

Now the Miami Marlins are holding another fire sale and the Blue Jays are the primary beneficiaries.  The Blue Jays are acquiring Josh Johnson, Mark Buerhle, Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck in exchange for a package including, but not limited to Yunel Escobar, Adeiny Hechavarria, Henderson Alvarez, Justin Nicolino, Jake Marisnick and Jeff Mathis.  The Marlins are sending $4MM to Toronto as part of the deal.

When Alex Anthopoulos says stuff like ‘I prefer trades and development to free agency’ and ‘the money will be there when we need it’, we’ll believe him.  It’s a good time to be a Jays’ fan.

More details will follow as they become available.

**Edit: Anthony DeSclafini is headed to the Marlins as well.

Wes Kepstro

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