The longer it takes to make this Jays/Marlins deal official, the more anxious I get. I know it’s probably just the time is takes to sort of small details (it’s been rumoured that the Jays will get anywhere from $4 – 8 million in cash from the Marlins – with Buck’s salary at $6 million this season, it’s like getting him for free). Also, each player will have to pass a physical. But I worry about leaked trades and the odds that the deal isn’t as reported by the media. I also worry about MLB blocking the deal.
Marlins fans have to be upset. Not to mention Florida tax players who helped fund the new stadium. Fans and the MLB are not impressed with Loria (owner of the Marlins). They remember what he did to the Expos. I can only hope that MLB approves this trade quickly. It would be awful to have this hanging out there and not get it closed (much worse than the Darvish and Prince Fielder rumours last offseason).