I feel bad for Stanton, but I feel REALLY bad for Jacob Turner, Adeiny Hechavarria, Justin Nicolino, and the other poor young kids who got themselves unwillingly tossed into a con operation.
there's one aspect to this deal that i haven't heard anyone discuss yet - sorry if i missed it, but if you are a young rich guy, there are few better places in this country to play than Miami. Guys like Reyes and Bonafacio are going to hate life in Toronto compared to South Beach. And I'd be curious to understand the tax implications on them from this deal (no state income tax in Florida). The guys coming to Miami are going to love life outside the ballpark, while the guys who just left aren't going to be very happy in Toronto (IMHO).