The Miami Marlins are sending Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Jose Reyes, John Buck and Emilio Bonifacio to the Toronto Blue Jays to reduce their Major League Baseball payroll, the Miami Herald reported, citing a person familiar with the trade who requested anonymity.
Rogers Communications Inc. is raising its bet on sports with a 12-player trade designed to revive the Toronto Blue Jays baseball franchise a year after buying the National Hockey League’s Toronto Maple Leafs.
A year after five free agents switched Major League Baseball teams in deals worth more than a half-billion dollars, the 2012 Winter Meetings that begin today should be much less of a big-spending event.
Baseball’s Miami Marlins won public support for a $515 million stadium by saying they couldn’t compete without it. Now, after the team capped its worst season in more than a decade by trading high-priced players, taxpayers on the hook for ballpark costs are angry.