Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Here's what we know now:
- Gone are Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Josh Johnson (SOBS ALL AROUND, YOU GUYS), Emilio Bonifacio (fine with that), and John Buck (SILVER LINING)
- In are Yunel Escobar and a bunch of minor leaguers (who cares?)
- The deal has not been finalized, but those reporting on the situation (Fox and ESPN) do not expect MLB to void it.
Reiterating some points made on Twitter: The Marlins don't need fans to turn a profit, thanks to MLB revenue sharing (provided they keep their payroll low, which obvi won't be a problem).
Is this the worst fire sale in history? I say the 1997 salary dump was much worse (no one is breaking up a pennant-winner right now), but that debate is purely academic.
THIS SUCKS. I HATE MY TEAM NOW AND DO NOT KNOW IF THE HATE WILL EVER SUBSIDE.
Drink up, everyone, and enjoy basketball season, since that's the only sports-related joy South Floridians can count on for the foreseeable future.