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Marlins trade away star players after disappointing season
November 14, 2012By Ryan Kimball of RK Sports Productions
A year after having the eighth highest payroll in the major leagues the Miaimi Marlins have traded away nearly their entire team. The Marlins and Toronto Bluejays agreed to a multi-player deal. This trade would send shortstop Jose Reyes, pitchers Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, catcher John Buck and utility player Emilio Bonifacio to Toronto for prospects.
The Marlins were excited about signing Reyes and Buehrle last offseason, but a last place finish in the NL East was all it took to trade them away. Owner Jeffrey Loria of the Marlins was not pleased with their season last year, so he decided they needed to change the roster up.
A few days after the season ended the Marlins did not waste time firing manager Ozzie Guillen. Over the last season they also traded away closer Heath Bell, infielders Hanley Ramirez and Omar Infante, pitcher Anibal Sanchez.
Once the deal is official with the Bluejays the Marlins would have traded away 12 major league players since last July. This is one of the craziest moves I have ever seen in major league baseball history.
Do you think the Miami Marlins were right when trading all 12 of their players away to other teams?
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