The Marlins are blowing it up, after a blockbuster trade with the Blue Jays
Now, they're reportedly completing a trade that will complete the transformation from preseason favorites to perennial cellar-dwellers.
The Marlins are reportedly sending Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio, and John Buck to the Blue Jays for Yunel Escobar, Henderson Alvarez and others, possibly including prospects like Adeiny Hechavarria and Justin Nicolino.
The Marlins are now left with Giancarlo Stanton and a bunch of prospects, for all intents and purposes.
This might leave the Marlins with a lot of financial flexibility, if they even have any interest in using it.
Fans in Miami will most likely not be thrilled with this move, since it would appear that any chance of contention has gone out the window.
On the other hand, this is a sign that the Blue Jays are going all-out to compete in the AL East, a division that has traditionally been extremely competitive.
What do you think of the trade? Did the Marlins do the right thing by blowing up their team? Or are they just being cheap?