No reason to move Reyes or Buehrle?
Why would you keep either of them if you're not going to reasonably expect to contend in '13 and maybe not even in '14?
They were signed to contend. We didn't. If you keep them you spend 21 million on them in '13, they get another year older and harder to move and then those two guys cost 34 million in '14 and 41 million in '15.
The Marlins dumped 182 mill in '13-'18 contractual obligations in one trade:
Reyes 10 16 22 22 22 22
Buehrle 11 18 19
Add maybe 3 mill for Boni in arb and it nearly equals and essentially undid the '12 FA spending spree.
That Reyes or Buehrle were traded makes sense. My only disappointment in the whole deal is that they didn't manage to get Nolasco included.
Yes, we get it, Loria and his cronies can do no wrong. Moving fan favorites like Reyes makes perfect sense except it doesn't.