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    Source: Reyes/Buehrle "received verbal assurances they would not be traded"

    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.

    The Buehrles have two children — a son, Braden, 5, and a daughter, Brooklyn, 3. They also own a 2-year-old pit bull, Slater. The province of Ontario, where Toronto is located, bans pit bulls.

    Jamie, sources said, was emotional in a conversation that she had with Samson after learning of the trade Tuesday. Samson had initiated contact with the Buehrles to inform them that a deal was imminent.

    “I spoke to Mark Buerhle. He said he was sorry things didn’t work out,” Samson said in an interview with 790TheTicket, a radio station in Miami. “I said, ‘I’m as sorry as you that things didn’t work out.’”

    Samson did not respond to a request to comment on the specifics of this story. Neither did Buerhle’s agent, Jeff Berry.

    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.”

    Buerhle, 33, rejected a three-year offer from the Washington Nationals last offseason to sign a four-year, $58 million contract with the Marlins and reunite with his former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.

    Reyes, 29, agreed to a six-year, $106 million deal, also grabbing the best financial package.

    On Saturday, both officially could become Blue Jays.

    The 12-player trade between the Marlins and Jays is awaiting commissioner Bud Selig’s approval and the completion of physicals. Reyes had been in Dubai, sources said, and did not return to the U.S. until Thursday night.

    The Marlins also signed a third free agent last offseason, awarding a three-year, $27 million contract to closer Heath Bell.

    It is not known whether the team also told Bell that he would not be traded. But the reliever, after enduring a miserable season in Miami, probably was not disappointed when the Marlins sent him to the Arizona Diamondbacks last month.

    Bell declined to speak about his season with the Marlins in an interview with the Arizona media after the trade, saying he wanted to look ahead to his time with the Diamondbacks.
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/m...romises-111612


    Well, it looks like it'll be tough luck for Reyes and Buehrle in the end as they didn't receive NTCs, but if this report is true, it shows just how big of a joke Loria and Samson are. Clowns. Shysters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotoHcarolina52 View Post
    Well, it looks like it'll be tough luck for Reyes and Buehrle in the end as they didn't receive NTCs, but if this report is true, it shows just how big of a joke Loria and Samson are. Clowns. Shysters.
    Yep, I don't know why anyone would trust them but it's Buehrle and Reyes fault for not getting it in writing.

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    Know what a verbal-contract is worth?


    Nothing when you can save millions

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    Especially when Loria is making the promise

    If it's a verbal promise not to do it, than why is it a big deal to put a NTC in the contract?


    That was a pointless and unbelievable platitude.

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    When you see a franchise having done this type of thing before and they make it policy not to give out no trade clauses maybe it should have signaled something in their minds.

    I know they might not care because it's guaranteed money either way but Reyes should have known this was a possibility specifically.

    How do you think the Mets acquired his former teammate Carlos Delgado?

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    The Marlins are ****ed as long as Loria is in charge

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    Not surprising

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexicano31 View Post
    The Marlins are ****ed as long as Loria is in charge
    this...No free agent will even sniff the idea of coming there

    What was meant for me will be Mine once again... THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS IS BACK

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    Ha! When **** looks bleak for the Phils...

    Prefade...drink...body rock....drink......Jeffy Loria!

    Keep it moving Barney Rubble!

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    Quote Originally Posted by More-Than-Most View Post
    this...No free agent will even sniff the idea of coming there
    Exactly. Loria is digging his own grave

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    I can't believe they have since...

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    These guys are idiots if they believed that. When your contract is that backloaded on a team known for firesales, I'd be more shocked not to get traded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    These guys are idiots if they believed that. When your contract is that backloaded on a team known for firesales, I'd be more shocked not to get traded.
    I've never understood why players don't push for front-loaded deals. Some teams might be inflexible to the idea, but even if you take a slight hit on overall value, it's much more valuable in the long run.


    Oh, and verbal contracts are 100% legally enforceable. Good luck proving it in court, though.
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    one guy doesn't take you from yearly playoff conteder to the worst team in football

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    thats businezzz

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halladay View Post
    These guys are idiots if they believed that. When your contract is that backloaded on a team known for firesales, I'd be more shocked not to get traded.
    100% agreed, plus I can't believe they all fell for their BS. I just knew they'd have a firesale, just didn't expect it so fast.
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