kab21 wrote:The problem with the Marlins is that they don't seem to have any plan as to what they are doing. They spent too recklessly last year and now they are going into a complete firesale. I'll be honest, shedding Buehrle is definitely a good move for a rebuilding team. Trading Reyes is also a good idea although he should have some decent value. Trading Johnson was probably the only way that they were getting anything back of decent value. Miami didn't get any stud prospects back but I like the talent they got.
I think this deal (and the Dodgers) is another sign that salary inflation will take off and you won't be able to spend money in FA even if you have a lot of it.
I'm not sure it's that bad a baseball deal for Miami either despite the critics. Sure, I guess they reneged on all of their BS promises from last offseason, but if they weren't going to win any time soon and weren't going to re-sign JJ, they might as get rid of those two contracts before they become unmovable and actually get some value out of JJ before he left.
When the Marlins decide to slash payroll and rebuild, they cut no corners and really don't seem to care at all about public perception.