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Report: Buehrle, Reyes claim Marlins broke verbal no-trade promises

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09:41 AM ET 11.17 | Miami Marlins fans are not the only ones feeling betrayed by ownership's decision to break up the club. Shortstop Jose Reyes and left-hander Mark Buehrle, two of the five Marlins headed to Toronto in a pending blockbuster, are upset that the team broke verbal promises to them regarding trades, according to major-league sources. The Marlins do not award no-trade clauses, but club officials, while recruiting Reyes and Buerhle as free agents last offseason, assured both players that they would not be moved, sources said. Buehrle knew the Marlins' history of dumping high-priced players, and it concerned him, according to a friend. Team president David Samson, however, told both Buehrle and his wife, Jamie, that the team was committed to a long-term vision, sources said. A source close to Reyes, asked if the shortstop also received verbal assurances from the Marlins that he would not be traded, responded, "The answer is yes. A vehement yes."

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November 17, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Samson and Loria speak with fork tongue......have fun in Canada Jose.....

November 17, 2012  10:05 AM ET

Well, you took the money without the promise being written. So what it comes down to is the greedy vs the liar. Takes your pick.

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November 17, 2012  10:10 AM ET

Memo to Reyes and Buehrle:
Confuscious say, "Verbal promises are worth as much as the piece of paper they aren't written on".

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November 17, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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Too bad Buehrle. Maybe you should've looked to stay in Chicago and not follow that turd in the punch bowl Guillen to Miami.

<turns ashen and looks down at punch glass in hand>

November 17, 2012  10:27 AM ET

As a Jays fan, I hope they get over this fast (can't help with the taxes and pit bull ban). The upside is that they're coming to a team with a good shot of contending in a city that's STARVING for a winner.

November 17, 2012  10:33 AM ET
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As a Jays fan, I hope they get over this fast (can't help with the taxes and pit bull ban). The upside is that they're coming to a team with a good shot of contending in a city that's STARVING for a winner.

f pit bulls.

November 17, 2012  10:35 AM ET
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f pit bulls.

If any of my neighbors got one, it would get a nice snack of raw hamburger filled with rat poison...

November 17, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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If any of my neighbors got one, it would get a nice snack of raw hamburger filled with rat poison...

Can I put you on speed dial?

November 17, 2012  10:39 AM ET

these guys took more money in exchange for a contract minus a no-trade clause. The guys were dealing with LORIA. Either they, or their agent should have known better. Greed got the best of them and they got played. Deal with it. In the medium-term they will be playing for a much better ball club. Althuogh Im certain not a fan of the city of Toronto, there are ALOT of worse places to get moved in the MLB.

November 17, 2012  10:42 AM ET
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Toronto is one of the gem cities in North America.

This is going a bit far. If you like really big cities that shut down after sun down, then yes, its a great place. If you like a city that likes to think of themselves as a second rate nyc because they play show tons of cheesy second rate broadway shows, then yes, Toronto is your town. Still, its a hell of alot better than alot of other cities in the league.

November 17, 2012  10:48 AM ET
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This is going a bit far. If you like really big cities that shut down after sun down, then yes, its a great place. If you like a city that likes to think of themselves as a second rate nyc because they play show tons of cheesy second rate broadway shows, then yes, Toronto is your town. Still, its a hell of alot better than alot of other cities in the league.

If you like clean and safe cities, Toronto is your town.

November 17, 2012  10:50 AM ET
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If you like clean and safe cities, Toronto is your town, eh.

Fixed it for you.

November 17, 2012  11:08 AM ET
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Fixed it for you.

Thanks. I feel like such a hoser.

November 17, 2012  11:09 AM ET

Bumbling Bud has to take this team away from this clown, similar to what he did with Frank McCourt.

November 17, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Bumbling Bud has to take this team away from this clown, similar to what he did with Frank McCourt.

The difference being Frank couldn't make payroll. After the trades the Marlins have made, their payroll is lower than an average 7-11.

November 17, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Bumbling Bud has to take this team away from this clown, similar to what he did with Frank McCourt.

It's more likely that Bud will have MLB buy back the Marlins then give Loria a new franchise elsewhere. Of course, it would be reasonable and prudent to give Loria an interest-free loan to help finance the purchase.

 
November 17, 2012  11:18 AM ET
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It's more likely that Bud will have MLB buy back the Marlins then give Loria a new franchise elsewhere. Of course, it would be reasonable and prudent to give Loria an interest-free loan to help finance the purchase.

Baseball has become a joke. They are afraid of Mark Cuban, yet have no problem with this clown. This franchise has no chance of succeeding now. They will never again be able to acquire anybody in the free agent market.

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