What a wild baseball offseason this is turning into. Even the Dodgers' front-office heads are spinning after this one.
The Miami Marlins continued their tradition of scorched-earth roster transformations by sending Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck to the Blue Jays for seven players, including three of Toronto's top 10 prospects.
They only way Jeffrey Loria can top this shocker is if he re-hired Ozzie Guillen to manage the "Quad-A" team the Marlins will field in 2013 while also forcing him to provide color commentary from the dugout for their broadcasts.
Memo to Giancarlo Stanton—remember to turn the lights off, pal.
The trade completely and utterly returns the Marlins to basement-dwelling laughingstock while setting up the Blue Jays to be a real player in the ultra-competitive American League East.
As far as the free-agent market in general goes, a lot of veteran players will be waiting by the phone much of the winter as teams they try to fill needs internally first before ponying up to sign pricey veteran talent.
In the wake of this Miami masterpiece—no, not the Marlin's home-run sculpture thingy—let's see where each team ranks currently.