"Toronto is reportedly set to receive shortstop Jose Reyes, catcher John Buck, infielder Emilio Bonifacio and pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, a roster infusion that immediately makes the team a serious contender for the AL East in 2013. In exchange, the Marlins will receive (among others) shorstop Yunel Escobar, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis, pitching prospect Justin Nicolino and tens of millions of dollars cut from the team's payroll."
So, if I understand this correctly, the Marlins are pretty much trading Dade County are the southern half of Broward for Etobicoke and part of North York. I dare say that the Blue Jays may have just become next year's Baltimore Orioles. It seems to me like this is an abdication of the goals stated by the organization coming into last season by signing the A-list players that they did, and if I were a Marlins fan, that would be infuriating to me.
Of course, we're talking about the same Jeff Loria that helped the league and former Marlins owner John Henry create "Expos Baseball, LP", and the same Jeff Loria who then sold the Expos to the partnership, making them a ward of the MLB. Of course, Henry then sold the Marlins to Loria, and Henry bought the then owner-seeking Red Sox. Loria then moved the Expos' management to Florida, essentially abandoning them in Montreal. As a parting shot to Canadians, Loria also announced that the Expos would be no more on Rememberance Day (Veterans Day in the US), and not shockingly, they remember Jeff Loria.