Some perspective: Marlins were awful last year with the players traded away today. It’s not like they’re breaking up a championship team.

Some perspective: Marlins were awful last year with the players traded away today. It’s not like they’re breaking up a championship team.

RT @LtDanJennings: Sad to see all those guys go, incredible group of guys on and off the field, bonifacio and Reyes never stop smiling!!!!

RT @LtDanJennings: Sad to see all those guys go, incredible group of guys on and off the field, bonifacio and Reyes never stop smiling!!!!

RT @srSHREK31: Well I’m gonna miss you guys… Hopefully our new teammates are as awesome on and off the field as buehrle jj buck boni and Reyes

RT @srSHREK31: Well I’m gonna miss you guys… Hopefully our new teammates are as awesome on and off the field as buehrle jj buck boni and Reyes

Firesale! Marlins Trade Buehrle, Johnson, Reyes, Buck and Bonifacio

In an unprecedented 12-player trade, the Marlins Sent Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Emilio Bonifactio along with $8,000,000 to the Toronto Blue Jays for shortstop Yunel Escobar, right-hander Henderson Alvarez, catcher Jeff Mathis and prospects Jake Marisnick (OF), Adeiny Hechavarria (SS), Justin Nicolino (LHP) and Anthony DeSclafani (RHP).

With this trade the Marlins dumped most of their salary commitments, reducing their payroll to under $20,000,000. While the Marlins managed to get some of the best prospects out of Toronto’s highly-respected farm system, they have opened up more holes in their lineup and rotation going into next season. With Nolasco and possible Morrison on the trade block, it’s not clear what the new core of this team will look like.

RT @elliottbaseball: Escobar, Alvarez, Hechavarria Nicolino, Marisnick, Mathis and 1 minor more leaguer (not Sanchez) to MIA in 12-player deal.

RT @elliottbaseball: Escobar, Alvarez, Hechavarria Nicolino, Marisnick, Mathis and 1 minor more leaguer (not Sanchez) to MIA in 12-player deal.

RT @Bharper3407: @Giancarlo818 you can always come play for the Nats! We will take you anytime! Get some red, white, and blue in your life!

RT @Bharper3407: @Giancarlo818 you can always come play for the Nats! We will take you anytime! Get some red, white, and blue in your life!

It’s easy and deserving to say bad things about Loria today but if you’re pissed off about the ballpark, blame Miami. Loria got a good deal.

It’s easy and deserving to say bad things about Loria today but if you’re pissed off about the ballpark, blame Miami. Loria got a good deal.

The real question is how the Marlins didn’t manage to dump Ricky Nolasco. He must feel like the last girl left at the prom.

The real question is how the Marlins didn’t manage to dump Ricky Nolasco. He must feel like the last girl left at the prom.