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By The Sports Xchange November 15, 2012 4:38 PM
Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig told reporters that he's reviewing the megadeal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays. Selig said on the final day of the owners' meetings that the trade has yet to be officially been presented to him, but said the matter is under review. He also noted that he knows about the fan backlash in South Florida. "I want to think about this and review it," Selig said. "I want to be my usual painstaking, cautious, slow, conservative self in analyzing this. ... There are a lot of variables. The questions regarding the Marlins fans are very fair and it's a question I'm extremely sensitive to. I'm aware of the anger." The Blue Jays are set to acquire shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson, catcher John Buck and utility player Emilio Bonafacio for Yunel Escobar and a number of the Toronto's top prospects. The swap is pending the completion of physicals. Selig said that he spoke to two independent baseball people, who told him that the Marlins did "very well" in the trade in terms of pure player and roster development. Selig added that he wasn't concerned about the anger over the Marlins' publicly funded ballpark potentially hurting future stadium deals, such as the Tampa Bay Rays. "Every one of these situations has its own indigenous characteristics," he said.